Language Lessons

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Director: Natalie Morales
Cast: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales, Desean Kevin Terry
Genre: comedy
Runtime: 91 min.
Age: 18+

A Platonic Romcom For the Zoom Era

When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño — but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them?

Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

Awards & Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival – participation
SXSW Film Festival – Audience Award (Narrative Spotlight)
BFI London Film Festival – participation
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival – Honorable Mention (Best First Feature)
Provincetown International Film Festival – Audience Award (Best Narrative Feature)