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Language Lessons directed by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons directed by Natalie Morales (Credit: Jeremy Mackie)

A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship in Language Lessons, the SXSW Audience Award winning indie dramedy film starring Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales. Language Lessons marks the feature directorial debut of Morales and will open in select theaters on September 10, 2021.

Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, the new dramedy feature Language Lessons is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

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?

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 in her directorial debut, the film – “a poignant and heartwarming story” won the 2021 SXSW Narrative Spotlight Audience Award and the 2021 Provincetown Best Narrative Film Audience Award.

Watch the trailer for Language Lessons.

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