Writer/Director/Actor Natalie Morales discusses her directing debut LANGUAGE LESSONS with moderator Carlos Aguilar (LA Times).
This conversation was recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 9/10/21.
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 (director 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. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.