Watch 72 min. teaser for Ambiancé
It is not every day that we get to watch and recommend a trailer quite like this. At 72 minutes in length, the teaser for Ambiancé, the brainchild of Swedish artist Anders Weberg, has to be the longest trailer ever. But that is only appropriate, as it gives a sneak peek into the world's longest film, a 30 days long feature, to be released in 2020.
The project represents Weberg's farewell gift to us before he wraps up a career spanning two decades, during which he directed more than 300 short films. According to the artist, this visually compelling experimental feature is an "abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist's time spent with the moving image" that will illustrate how "space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places".
The director plans to release two more trailers before 2020, in 2016 and 2018. The first of hem will be 7 hours and 20 minutes long and the second, the longest of the three, will be 72 hours long.
If you are as excited as we are about the possibility of watching this - or, on the contrary, are quite understandably vexed by the idea of sitting in a cinema chair for 30 days straight - will be interested to know that the movie will most probably not be coming to a theatre near you. Ambiancé will be shown only once full-length, simultaneously on all continents from 31 December 2020. Then, it will be destroyed. But as we here are in awe at Weberg's creative talent, we still hope that he will change his mind about the latter part, as this might turn to be his magnus opus.
Aided by an eerie soundtrack that manages to fuel the tension and capture our ever-wandering attention, the trailer offers a unique visual experience, so do watch it. Especially that it will only be available for a short time, until July 20.
The score is provided by German electronic music composer Marsen Jules.
So far, the trailer has managed to garner a fair amount of attention online. According to Jules, who is also a friend of the Swedish filmmaker, it has gained more than 200 000 views since its release on July 4.
Currently, the record holder for the world's longest movie is Modern Times Forever (2011), a 240 hours long feature that portrays the slow decay of Helsinki's Stora Enso headquarters.