Language Lessons

Natalie Morales, USA 2021, 91’
Killers of the Flower Moon Passages

A funny and poignant revelation of Berlinale 2021. A wealthy American man begins a series of online Spanish lessons with a Costa Rican teacher. They both quickly shed their daily masks and become each other’s confidants, 24-hours-a-day.

‘Language Lessons’ Review: Natalie Morales Directs a Platonic Romcom For the Zoom Era (Variety)

Piotr Czerkawski


  • SXSW FF 2021 – Audience Award
  • Provincetown IFF 2021- Audience Award
  • Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ FF 2021 – Best First Feature

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales was born in 1986 in Miami to a Cuban immigrant family. She began her film career as an actress in the series  Parks and Recreation, as well as in  Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and  The Little Things. Recently, she has also been trying her hand at directing and screenwriting. Shortly after making her debut  Language Lessons, she directed the teen comedy  Plan B, which premiered on the Hulu platform.

Selected filmography

2021 Lekcje języka / Language Lessons

2021 Plan B

Cast & Crew

director Natalie Morales
screenplay Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass
cinematography Jeremy Mackie
editing Aleshka Ferrero
music Gaby Moreno
cast Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry
producer Mel Eslyn, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Natalie Morales
production Duplass Brothers Productions
Polish distributor Galapagos Films Sp. z o.o.
language English, Spanish
coloration colour
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