Adam and Cariño meet when Adam's husband gifts him Spanish lessons online. After tragedy strikes, their small digital window into one another's life begins to widen.
Trailer | 91 min | Feature | LANGUAGE LESSONS | English, Spanish | USA
In this germaine reinvention of an unlikely friendship story, Adam and Cariño meet when Adam’s husband gifts him Spanish lessons online. As their lessons progress, student and teacher develop a complicated emotional bond catalyzed by tragedy. Actor Natalie Morales’s directorial debut (which collaborator Mark Duplass co-writes and co-produces) is a clever, highly focused, digitally intimate investigation of life behind and between screens. Stellar performances and long-distance platonic chemistry illuminate the value of queer friendship and creative allyship. Balancing trauma and humor, loneliness and partnership, compassion and distance, Language Lessons is an apt tribute to a time in which our very understanding of connection is shifting beneath us.
Preceded by: IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE
Director: Natalie Morales
Writer: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass
Producer: Mel Eslyn, Duplass Brothers Productions
Executive Producer: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Cast: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Kevin Terry