Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, the upcoming new dramedy feature Language Lessons is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love. Co-written by and starring Mark Duplass (The Morning Show, Bombshell) and Natalie Morales (Dead to Me, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and directed by Morales, the film opens in Los Angeles, New York City and select theaters nationwide September 10, 2021 from Shout! Studios. A poignant and heartwarming story, Language Lessons is the winner of the 2021 SXSW Narrative Spotlight Audience Award and the 2021 Provincetown Best Narrative Film Audience Award.
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?
Directed by: Natalie Morales
Written by: Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales
Starring: Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales
Produced by: Mel Eslyn and Duplass Brothers Productions
Executive Produced by: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, and Jay Duplass
USA | 2021 | 91m | Not Rated
In Spanish and English with English Subtitles