Uranus Diary

The unit was rented by my boyfriend at the time, it is a tiny art gallery located in the old neighborhood of the Academy of Telecommunications Sciences adjacent to Guanggu in Wuhan, China's high-tech district. One Saturday night during the frozen winter of the 2022 epidemic, when we were all house inmates and I was writing Uranus Diary, we went to play under the Yangtze River Bridge; we built fire, played guitar, and swung under the bridge, lived in their utopia, wondering about the shape of love.

  • Chenghao WEN
  • Uranus YUU
  • Uranus YUU
  • Chenghao WEN
  • Uranus YUU
  • Shiyou Chen
  • Jiuwo ZHANG
    Key Cast
  • Jiaxin SUN
    Key Cast
  • Qiuyang HUANG
    Key Cast
  • Lei LEI
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Non fiction, Docufiction
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, Mandarin Chinese
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University
  • Life of Existence _ Clone Wen's personal exhibition
    August 19, 2023
  • 2023 World Nomadic Shorts Film Week
    September 18, 2023
    China Premiere
    Jury Award
Director Biography - Chenghao WEN, Uranus YUU

Chenghao(Clone)Wen, an independent filmmaker and new media artist. He is a graduate student at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and graduated from the Film Directing and New Media program at the Communication University of China. His films commutes between documentary and fiction narratives. His documentaries have won several awards and selections from YIDFF/HKIDF/GZDOC etc.

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Director Statement

Uranus Diary is about two Saturday nights on the Yangtze River Bridge in China during the epidemic. The young couple, built fire, played guitar, and swung under the bridge, lived in their utopia, wondering about the shape of love.

Behind the scenes of a beautiful utopian is the colony's internal conflict and an extensive divide between the young people and their ideal utopia, caused by their emotions, interpersonal relationships, and incapacity to earn money. And it is this front and back that has unnerved many young artists, and it is this unease that has contributed to their artistic sensitivity and determined the short-lived nature of these collective art projects, as well as the artists' diaspora.