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Language Lessons

Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
Language Lessons image - a film by Natalie Morales
COMING SOON TO CINEMAS
Language Lessons poster - a film by Natalie Morales
A delightful two hander that is both funny and searching; although COVID-19 is never mentioned, this is a salutary example of how the best ideas can be forged from constraints.
Stephanie Bunbury
THE AGE
Graced with charm and genuine heart. The empathy invested in both characters pulls you in.
A delightful debut. Charming, engrossing and surprisingly inspiring: this movie is a testament to the power of dialect and how it shapes our worldview and fuses and unites us.
A platonic romcom for the zoom era. Films explicitly about the formation of friendships are rare, and Morales and Duplass have fashioned rather a perceptive one.
I want to wear this film in a heart shaped locket around my neck. 'Language Lessons' reduces me to monosyllables; it is just pure and good and hard and kind and - ultimately - just so, so, so real.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
AWFJ WOMEN ON FILM
Director: Natalie Morales
Cast: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales
Duration: 91mins
Country of Origin: USA
CTC
A delightful two hander that is both funny and searching; although COVID-19 is never mentioned, this is a salutary example of how the best ideas can be forged from constraints.
Stephanie Bunbury
THE AGE
Graced with charm and genuine heart. The empathy invested in both characters pulls you in.
A delightful debut. Charming, engrossing and surprisingly inspiring: this movie is a testament to the power of dialect and how it shapes our worldview and fuses and unites us.
A platonic romcom for the zoom era. Films explicitly about the formation of friendships are rare, and Morales and Duplass have fashioned rather a perceptive one.
I want to wear this film in a heart shaped locket around my neck. 'Language Lessons' reduces me to monosyllables; it is just pure and good and hard and kind and - ultimately - just so, so, so real.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
AWFJ WOMEN ON FILM

WINNER – 2021 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – 2021 BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2021 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

Directed by Natalie Morales and written in collaboration with her co-star Mark Duplass, this charming and award-winning comedy follows a Spanish teacher and her student whose online connection takes on far more importance than either could have anticipated.

For his 45th birthday, wealthy Californian Adam (Mark Duplass) receives a surprise gift from his choreographer partner: 100 weekly Spanish lessons with Cariño (Natalie Morales), a vivacious expat who teaches virtually from her home in Costa Rica. Adam's unconvinced at first; a self-described “creature-of-habit”, he’s unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his carefully-structured routine. But after unexpected events turn his life upside down, Cariño becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed, and a complicated emotional bond develops...

Upending classic meet-cute tropes, this clever and unassuming film effortlessly shifts between comedy and pathos, echoing the ups and downs of life. Bittersweet, honest and fresh, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of friendship and connection.

 

Language Lessons poster - a film by Natalie Morales
COMING SOON TO CINEMAS