See the 72 Minute Teaser for Anders Weberg's 720 Hours Long Film
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2014
"As a small tease until the premiere in 2020 shorter teaser/trailers will be presented at different occasions." Wait - what? This movie is 720 hours long (that's a month!)? Who is going to watch that?! The first teaser, which runs 72 minutes with "the intent to convey the mood and tempo from the full piece", for Anders Weberg's experimental cinematic project Ambiancé has debuted. For those intrigued by this, it's pretty much just 72 minutes of random, mesmerizing, grainy imagery, and an atmospheric score, without much going on. But that's his entire idea, as this is "abstract nonlinear narrative" and it's all about what you feel while watching it. I can't say I feel much besides confusion, but perhaps that's just me. The final release isn't until 2020, so we've got a few years, but this teaser will only be online until July 20th (2014) - catch it now.
Ambiancé is directed by Anders Weberg, with music by Marsen Jules. "On December 31, 2020 the Swedish artist Anders Weberg [will] end his 20 plus years relation with the moving image as a means of creative expression. After more than 300 films he puts an end with the premiere of what will be the longest film ever made. Ambiancé is 720 hours long (30 days) and will be shown in its full length on a single occasion syncronised in all the continents of the world and then destroyed. In the piece Ambiancé space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places and is an abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist's time spent with the moving image. A sort of memoir movie. (Film memoir). This in the visual expression that is constantly characterized the work throughout the artists career." Follow his progress here.