The longest films - The world's longest and most meaningless film, Matryoshka, The Cure for Insomnia, Cinematon, Modern Times Forever.
5th place: "The longest and most meaningless film in the world"
The Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World - the unassuming title of this English film fully reflected its essence, but only at the time when it was directed in 1968 by director Anthony Scott, because later "masterpieces" of cinema broke the record for "The longest and most meaningless film in the world”, gradually dropping it to the fifth line of the rating.
However, to say about this film that it was filmed would be too great an exaggeration. There was no filming specifically for the film. The film has no plot and consists of commercials, cuts of other unreleased films, and other "cinematic rubbish". In some places the same video is repeated for more than half an hour, and sometimes the picture turns upside down or the action moves backwards. If you are ready to stand the test of "art", prepare free 48 hours - that is how long the film continues.
4th place: "Cure for insomnia"
This tape also has no plot: throughout the entire film, and this, no less than three and a half days, actor Lee Groban reads his 48-page poem "Cure for Insomnia" to viewers. Probably, the viewer would fall asleep after the first hour of such anti-sleepless therapy, if the film was not periodically interrupted by video clips in the genre of heavy metal and … porn. The tape was filmed in 1987 by director John Henry Timmis IV.
3rd place: "Matryoshka"
Quite a well-known (in narrow circles) documentary German film directed by Karin Hörler, which was filmed in 2006. Matryoshka has no soundtrack and is a sequence of photographs depicting a boy riding a bicycle, the street, houses, garages and the sky. Over time, the photographs change slightly, but this is invisible to the naked eye. The film lasts 95 hours.
2nd place: "Cinematon"
This 192-hour film by French director Gerard Courant took almost 35 years to complete (from 1978 to 2015) and was only completed this year. Consists of 2880 vignettes (without sound), 3 minutes 25 seconds each, depicting celebrities: artists, poets, journalists, friends of the director, etc. Everyone, in the time allotted to him, does in the frame what he wants. For example, British film director Terry Gilliam eats a 100 franc bill in the frame, while another, American director Samuel Fuller, smokes a cigar. Of the Russian actors, Inna Churikova "starred" in the film.
1st place: Modern Times Forever
The title of the film can be translated as “Modernity forever”. It runs for a record 240 hours and currently ranks first in the world in terms of duration. Filmed by Danish art group Superflex in 2011. In the same way as in other similar films, the film has no plot, however, at the same time you can catch at least some meaning: the tape shows the headquarters of a Finnish-Swedish timber company (one of the largest in the world) in Helsinki, and then, how it gradually passes into a dilapidated state, while time passes and humanity disappears.