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The Lost Language of Cranes 

When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.
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When a young gay may comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship. Written by Kathy Li

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24 June 1992 (USA)  »

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nicely done
16 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

A meaningful adaptation of David Leavitt's novel. The characters are a bit underdeveloped, but it makes you think of Hemingway's iceberg theory: sometimes you have to intuit to get to the essence of things.

The juxtaposition of the crane sequences with the linear narrative of the film are eerie and very moving, and the performances are well observed, overall. Plus the love scenes really make you realize the leg up that British TV has on its American counterpart--what a treat!

I'd love to see this screenplay adapted to the book's New York setting, but this version is none the worse for the change of location. Please see it if you can.


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