Talks by scholars and graduate students on all aspects of film, television, and screen-based media

23 Aug August

Elena Sarno

Elena Sarno, a PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, presents an introduction to a screening of Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). Elena explores the film through the lens of 'Playful Cinema.' She examines the film's vampires as creatures that spend most of their lives dealing with time anxiety, mortality and immortality, and what tactics they adopt in dealing with an endless, infinite succession of moments, and why Eve’s playful strategies are more successful.