World’s longest film to be screened in France


You may have thought that Schindler’s List was too long, but that’s nothing compared to Gerard Courant’s Cinematon, which took about 30 years to make and runs 150 hours.

This epic film features nothing more than a succession of thousands of people on camera for three and a half minutes, doing exactly as they please. Actors Samuel Fuller and Roberto Benigni and chess grandmaster Joel Lautier are among the famous faces who make appearances. It will be screened in Avignon later this month and in Paris in January.

According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, the movie is completely silent, calling it the “dullest film ever made.”

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