Big Screen Highlights: horses, a joker, a pianist and fine young animals

As approaching festivals promise a spring feast, The Eulogy, Animals, and Buoyancy still tempt audiences to Australian films with the sweet medicine of classy filmmaking.

Let’s open with a remarkable moment. China has just celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding, which is really a week of flag-waving, which is available in huge amounts on Youtube. When all the soldiers in each row are the same height, you know they have taken trouble. 

The government cleared all the screen schedules for three new films, described as a gift to the nation by production companies. They are now in Australian cinemas too. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.