Tonight I will Possess Your Corpse

Tuesday, 3 March

Tonight I will Possess Your Corpse

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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.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 20:30


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  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.