'The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me': Film Review | Sundance 2020

Two travelers heading in opposite directions cross paths in Nepal's high Himalayas in The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me. This Sundance Next entry is a mood piece that dispenses with story and causal events in the name of creating an indefinable atmosphere and exalting the power of nature to influence human destiny. Making landscape the protagonist with documentary insistence, Cedric Cheung-Lau's first feature takes the viewer on a spectacular trek through Annapurna Sanctuary, alternating high-altitude forests with views of the great mountain and its awe-inspiring ranges.

But the intangible, unpersuasive story takes its toll ...
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