Helsinki to screen ‘world’s longest movie’ at arts festival

Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 12:52 PM IST

London: A film created by Danish artist group Superflex, which is being screened at a festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki, has been billed as the world’s longest movie.

The 240-hour film is said by festival organisers to show the ravages of time marking a box-like office block, Helsinki’s Stora Enso building, reports the BBC.

Centuries of decay are apparently compressed into the span of the film.

The film, whose makers are known for satirical works, is being shown on a screen in front of the building itself.

"According to our information, this is the world’s longest movie," said Paula Toppila, executive director of the IHME art festival.