Language Lessons

Language Lessons

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

When Adam’s husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he’s unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his well-structured life. However, when an unexpected tragedy turns his life upside down, Adam decides to carry on with the lessons and develops a complicated emotional bond with his Spanish teacher, Cariño. But do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them? A clever film that revisits the classic set-up of an unlikely friendship between a woman and a man: bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, Language Lessons is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Natalie Morales
Script: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales
Cinematography: Jeremy Mackie
Editing: Aleshka Ferrero
Sound: Zach Goheen
Music: Gaby Moreno
Actors: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Kevin Terry
Production: Duplass Brothers Productions
Producers: Mel Eslyn
Co-producers: Will Dowsett, Ashley Edouard
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, Costa Rica
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 91'
Contact: Blue Fox Entertainment

Natalie Morales

The actor, director, writer, and activist Natalie Morales played her first leading role in 2008 in the series The Middleman. There followed appearances in White Collar, Parks and Recreation, Abby, The Newsroom, Girls and Santa Clarita Diet. She is also a member of the Creative Council of Everytown for Gun Safety which campaigns against gun violence in the USA.


2014 James Joyce’s Love Letters (TV)
2018 Room 104 (TV)
2018 Mr. Student Body President (TV)
2020 Room 104 (TV)
2021 Language Lessons