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.
- 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
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