Look on the Bright Side

A film by

France, Italy | 17' | 11/2023 | experimental documentary

In an age of wire and string, futuristic visions anchor in lithic time. In the dark, people are driven to shine in the most spectacular ways. Light, emitted from our digital extensions, has roots traversing millions, even billions of years.

Square Eyes - CPH2024-Comp
Square Eyes - CPH2024-Comp

Yuyan Wang


Yuyan Wang (b. 1989, China) is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist. Her work focuses on the impact of image creation in media, representation, and the attention economy. By deconstructing and recontextualizing inherent meanings of found materials, her practice probes the continual mutations within the industrial production chain of images, a perpetual development leading to an abstraction of reality. Her work has been showcased at Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo, the 12th Berlin Biennale and various festivals, such as Berlinale, IFFR, European Media Art Festival, Indie Lisboa, receiving numerous awards.


  • The Moon Also Rises —2024—short film
  • Look On the Bright Side —2023—short film
  • One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean – 2021 – short film
  • All movements should kill the wind – 2019 – short film
Square Eyes -


Director: Wang Yuyan
Producer: Petit Chaos: Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff
Co-Producer: Lo Schermo Dell’arte: Leonardo Bigazzi
Sound Design: Raphaël Hénard
Editor: Wang Yuyan


  • Lo Schermo Dell’Arte, Italy (15 – 19 November, 2023)
    Official Selection
  • CPH:DOX, Denmark (13 24 March, 2024)
    New:Vision Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & directors’ photo: Click here

Dialogue lists: no dialogues

Trailer: Click here

Excerpts & trailer: Click here