Watch: US Trailer for José Luis Guerín's Film 'The Academy of Muses'
"You taught me to be passionate. Above everything, to be literarily passionate." Hello there. Grasshopper Film has released an official US trailer for Spanish director José Luis Guerín's newest feature film The Academy of Muses. Described as "part relationship drama, part intellectual discourse, the film centers on a philology professor — played by actual philology professor Raffaele Pinto" as he teaches a course on muses in art and literature, while romancing the women around him in his class and his life. This seems like a very thoughtful but very fascinating look at romance and relationships, and could be categorized as more experimental/artistic cinema than anything. Not for everyone, but it looks like this film has plenty to say.
Here's the official US trailer for José Luis Guerín's The Academy of Muses, from The Film Stage:
After his classes, a teacher is questioned by his wife, who mistrusted the academic project is plotting her husband. The teacher's intention is to create a "school of the Muses" inspired by the classic references, that should be used to regenerate the world through engagement with poetry. The controversial order triggered a round of scenes around the word and desire. The Academy of Muses, or La academia de las musas in Spanish, is directed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker José Luis Guerín, his first fiction feature since In the City of Sylvia in 2007; and director of Train of Shadows, En construcción and Berta's Motives. This first premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and opened in Spain early this year. Grasshopper Film will release The Academy of Muses in very limited theaters starting September 2nd later this year. Curious?