The Academy of Muses

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A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from Jose Luis Guerín, director of the widely heralded In the City of Sylvia. Part relationship drama, part intellectual discourse, the film centers on a philology professor — played by actual philology professor Raffaele Pinto — and the women surrounding him: his wife and students. But as each and every player engages in debates — concerning, among other things, art, the artist’s perspective, and male-female dynamics — Guerín focuses as much attention on the slippery boundary between documentary and fiction, in turn engaging with an evolving narrative, increasingly complex character dynamics, and an endlessly vivid emotional journey.

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Guerín shoots it like a lover's daydream, subtly manipulating reflections, focus, and exposure and sometimes getting lost in the beauty of women and sunlight.
64d ago
An impressive combo of high art and recognizable emotions.
64d ago
70/100
Look, Yes, but Listening Is the Key to ‘The Academy of Muses’
64d ago
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