EO review – an innocent donkey leads the way in surreal Bresson-inspired ride | Cannes 2022

Jerzy Skolimowski is the celebrated veteran director who first came to Cannes in 1972 with King, Queen, Knave starring Gina Lollobrigida and David Niven; now he has returned to the festival competition with a winter’s tale of a film, inspired by Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar from 1966. I’m not sure this is my favorite … Read more

Review does not support ACE inhibitor use in dogs with preclinical MMVD

Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) for the management of preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in dogs made little or no difference to the risk of them developing congestive heart failure, new research has found. The study – “Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs” – is the first comprehensive … Read more

Top grades for vet schools in research review

Vet schools in the UK have received top grades in a national assessment of the strength and quality of university research. All seven of the vet schools that participated in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) had the majority of their research ranked as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, with some also acknowledged for the … Read more

The Velvet Queen: Snow Leopard review – a moving glimpse of nature’s private life | Documentary films

Clinging to the scree of a Tibetan peak, at an altitude of about 5,000 feet, the renowned nature photographer Vincent Munier schools writer Sylvain Tesson in the art of “the blind” in this stirring documentary. This entails hunkering down, waiting and hoping for a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. For Tesson, the experience is … Read more

The Velvet Queen review – powerful hymn to the land of the snow leopard | Movies

Then 2019, French travel writer Sylvain Tesson published The Art of Patience: Seeking the Snow Leopard in Tibet – an account of his travels with the equally renowned wildlife photographer Vincent Munier, searching for the near-legendary snow leopard, as well as foxes, bears and other marvelous animals in the stunningly stark and remote landscape. This … Read more