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‘The Academy of Muses’ Trailer: Cupid’s Arrow Is Remembered in José Luis Guerín’s Philosophical Romance

Grasshopper Film is releasing the film on September 2.

“The Academy of Muses”

Grasshopper Film continues to win brownie points among cinephiles with the upcoming release of “The Academy of Muses,” a festival-circuit favorite that might otherwise have slipped through the theatrical cracks. The trailer for the latest film by José Luis Guerín, who won praise for “In the City of Sylvia,” is now available.

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It begins with a woman recounting a myth about Cupid shooting his arrow, first at Apollo and then at Daphne, each with a different effect: Apollo is fated to fall in love with the first creature he sees, Daphne to run away from the first man she sees. The rest of the conversation-heavy trailer is complemented by a string section and pull quotes from cinephilic outlets like Fandor’s Keyframe and Mubi’s Notebook singing  the film’s praises.

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Like fellow Grasshopper selection “Kaili Blues,”Guerín’s film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival last summer. Grasshopper is set to release “The Academy of Muses” on September 2 at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

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