Tuesday, 3 March
Tonight I will Possess Your Corpse
TONIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE 1967 (Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadaver) Directed by Jose Mojica Marins 107 minutes In Portuguese with English subtitles
I'm always a sucker for surreal, otherworldly movies... so let's go south into the heart of Brazil and dig up one of cinemas most incredible characters.
In Brazil in the mid-1960s there suddenly appeared a haunting figure whose trademarks were a top hat, a cape and outrageously long curling fingernails. He was a weird philosopher, a poet and a filmmaker. He immediately became a surrealist horror icon and his name was Jose Mojica Marins (alias "Coffin Joe").
Despite his dramatic explosion in the popular culture, Mojica was able to only make three films before he faced heavy censorship and banning by the Brazilian government. A crazy mix of transgressive sexuality and nightmarish realities, Coffin Joe became a supernatural entity that condemned society and its routine, unimaginative existence. An evil philosopher, incubus of dreams and hallucinations, unleasher of psycho-sexual repressions, he was immortalized in films, TV shows, comic books and popular songs.
This flick was the second in his infamous Coffin Joe Trilogy and it is bigger, bolder and even more insane and shocking than the first movie he made. Unleashing out of control scenes that will grip your soul forever, indeed there are few films with the sheer power to POSSESS its audience as totally as this one! And since Mojica died last week, we will unearth this classic cult item, and revive his grand spirit for an evening.
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- 3-5 €