The Lesson

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | UK, Germany | 102 MINUTES | English |



Unable to find inspiration for his newest piece, young author Liam (Daryl McCormack) takes on the titanic weight of tutoring the son of legendary writer J.M. Sinclair (Richard E. Grant) and his wife Hélène Sinclair (Julie Delpy). Reeling from the mysterious passing of their eldest son, the Sinclairs push Liam to work harder and invite him to stay on the estate grounds with them. Soon enough, lies big and small unfurl as a well-intentioned exercise quickly transforms into a saga of lust, betrayal, jealousy, and the quest for legacy-defining relevance.  A battle of wits begins with everyone carrying much to lose.  


Delpy, Grant, and McCormack all make triumphant returns to Tribeca in a drama bubbling with explorations of authorship and the inextricable link between family, no matter how broken. Thrilling and darkly comedic, the project questions the efficacy and sour ethical dynamics which may arise from mentorship and the tenuous hopes and dreams many wrap around that very concept.––Casey Baron

In Person

Sun June 11 - 8:30 PM

Wed June 14 - 8:30 PM
Closed Captions available, Audio Descriptions available, Amplified headsets available

Fri June 16 - 3:15 PM
Closed Captions available, Audio Descriptions available, Amplified headsets available

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.

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Directed by Alice Troughton

Alice Troughton
Camille Gatin, Cassandra Sigsgaard, Judy Tossell, Fabien Westerhoff
Alex MacKeith
Anna Patarakina
Paulo Pandolpho
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Executive Producer
Andrew Karpen, Kent Sanderson
Richard E Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack, Stephen McMillan, Crispin Letts


Press Contact
RJ Milard
Obscured Pictures
New York, 10011
Phone: 212 620 0727