Big Screen Highlights - Fest pleaser Animals arrives along with Italians galore

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Palace's flagship Italian Film Festival is days away, Downton Abbey is calling the fans, and Animals, possibly an Australian bestie classic, is out this weekend.

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The new films this week will not go down in history as breakthroughs in visual communication. The key introduction here is Angry Birds 2, which attracted about 700,000 viewers in its first version. Downton Abbey is an unknown quantity since it has a zillion fans who may dress as footpersons and storm the multplexes. 

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