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INTERVIEW with Cedric Cheung-Lau of “The Mountains Are a Dream That Calls to Me”

The film was shot with a crew of only nine people on a 19-day trek in the Himalayas

Last January, in the before times when film festivals were still held in person, I beheld one of the most unique and powerful films I’d ever seen. Cedric Cheung-Lau’s “The Mountains Are a Dream That Calls to Me” was unlike anything I had ever seen before—or since. Filmed in Nepal, it told the profoundly simple story of a Nepalese man named Tukten (Sanjay Lama Dong) who says he is walking to a new ... more >