CoCA Presents | May Month of Film

Media Release:
Film Lovers Rejoice at CoCA This Month 


Cairns, 3rd May, 2017 – Movie fans and followers of foreign films especially will be spoiled for choice at the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA) this month when End Credits film club’s regular slots jostle with offerings from the French Film Festival and the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

CoCA manager Charles Wiles said the celluloid celebration spanned shorts and full length feature thrillers, dramas and comedies, alongside the sobering John Pilger documentary The Coming War on China.

“The program will run over the next three weeks with high calibre films that will appeal to all tastes,” he said.

The season kicks off this Sunday, May 7 with End Credits’ offering of John Pilger’s 60th film for ITV, The Coming War on China.

According to Pilger, it is not fake news but one-sided news that is a threat as it suppresses the degree of danger the world faces.

Cairns Alliance Francaise’ French Film Festival from May 12-14 provides a rare opportunity to enjoy French movies not being released for general viewing in the region.

A Bag of Marbles follows the experiences of two young Jewish boys living in occupied France
during World War II, while The Odyssey follows the chaotic life of celebrity oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.


The Sweet Escape is a charming comedy and a tale of freedom and fulfilling one’s dreams, while Kalinka is an extraordinary true story and an epic tale of a father’s search for justice. 

In It’s Only The End of The World, touches of black comedy intensify the raw melodrama of an engrossing portrayal of family dynamics.

At the other end of the dysfunctional family spectrum, Daddy Or Mommy is a sharp, irreverent comedy concerning divorce - French style.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour’s Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world.

Audiences will experience incredible highs and lows through the lenses of accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers. It is on show from May 18 to 20.

The May month of movies ends with End Credits’ Toni Erdmann on Sunday, May 21 at 4.30pm.

This funny and moving father-daughter story was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. It is shown in German with English subtitles.

Admission prices vary and group discounts are available for some films. For more information visit




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