Language Lessons

Language Lessons

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.

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Natalie Morales


Director: Natalie Morales
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Natalie Morales
Producer: Mel Eslyn
Screenwriter: Mark Duplass & Natalie Morales
Cinematographer: Jeremy Mackie
Editor: Aleshka Ferrero
Sound Designer: Zach Goheen
Music: Gaby Moreno
Principal Cast: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Will Dowsett, Co-Producer: Ashley Edouard, UPM/First AD: Tyler Romary, Costa Rica Cam Op: Gaby Bruna, Script Supervisor: Andrea Manners, Production Sound Advisor: Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, SFX Makeup Advisor: Elle Favorule, Production Accountant: Shuli Harel, Assistant Editor: Romina Rey, Visual Effects: Chad McClarnon


Public Film Contact
Will Dowsett
Duplass Brothers Productions
Publicity Contact
Adam Kersh
Sales Agent
Jessica Lacy / ICM
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English & Spanish
Runtime: 91 mins