The Lost Language of Cranes

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The Lost Language of Cranes ★★★ 1992

David Leavitt's novel is transported from New York to present-day London but the wrenching emotional drama remains the same. A family is in crisis as longhidden secrets concerning homosexuality and infidelity are finally revealed. The title refers to one character's social worker's thesis on a young boy from a dysfunctional family who imitates the movements of the building cranes he sees. Fine performances by all. Adult sexual situations. 90m/C VHS, DVD . GB Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins, Angus MacFadyen, Corey Parker, Cathy Tyson; Cameos: John Schlesinger, Rene Auberjonois; D: Nigel Finch; C: Remi Adefarasin.