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Directed byGérard Courant
Release date
  • November 2009 (2009-11)
Running time
207 hours[1]

Cinématon is a 207-hour-long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant.[2] It was the longest film ever released until 2011.[3][4] Composed over 40 years from 1978 until 2009, it consists of a series of over 3,111 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and 25 seconds long, of various celebrities, artists, journalists and friends of the director, each doing whatever they want for the allotted time. Subjects of the film include directors Barbet Schroeder, Nagisa Oshima, Volker Schlöndorff, Ken Loach, Benjamin Cuq, Youssef Chahine, Wim Wenders, Joseph Losey, Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Fuller and Terry Gilliam, chess grandmaster Joël Lautier, and actors Roberto Benigni, Stéphane Audran, Julie Delpy and Lesley Chatterley.[2] Gilliam is featured eating a 100-franc note, while Fuller smokes a cigar.[3] Courant's favourite subject was a 7-month-old baby.[5] The film was screened in its then-entirety in Avignon in November 2009 and was screened in Redondo Beach in April 2010.[2][6]

See also


  1. ^ "Focus on Courant at Gulf Film Festival". Khaleej Times. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Cinématon (1984), retrieved 2019
  3. ^ a b "Vignettes from Gerard Courant's 175 hour long film 'Cinematon'". DangerousMinds. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "The Longest Film of All-Time 'Modern Times Forever' Screening In Helsinki". The Film Stage. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "World's Longest Film Will Screen All 150 Hours of Running Time". Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ (11 November 2009). "Record longest 6 day film Cinematon to hit French cinemas". mirror. Retrieved 2019.

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