The visit of Jose Mojica Marins (Ze do Caixao/Coffin Joe) was by far the best thing Feratum 2013 offered.
It was incredible and I had the luck to stay close to him in Tlalpujahua first and later in my hometown Mexico City, where the complete Ze do Caixao trilogy was screened (on October 8). Mojica Marins was a participant of pretty much every Feratum event: you could see him at the opening and closing/award ceremony or even just walking the streets of Tlalpujahua together with one of his sons (I saw them once, at the public plaza).
Three Mojica Marins events happened during his first ever visit to Mexico: a press conference, the "masters of horror master class" (alongside Gary Pullin and Rodrigo Gudiño) and a solitary master class at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional. The reunion with the press and the Mexico City class wandered around the same themes, with Mojica almost begging for weirder questions. I already shared my experiences while attending these Mojica events (check it out here), so it's time to let you know what the Brazilian legend said to journalists and fans.
In this piece you'll find Mojica's juiciest bits from the press conference and the Cineteca Nacional master class, as well as some exclusive photos with the man himself posing for ScreenAnarchy's camera.
José Mojica Marins:
“To cretinous questions, cretinous answers.”
“There’s no relation between José Mojica Marins and Ze do Caixao.”
“80% (of the content in his movies) comes from my imagination and 20% from the infernal and bizarre things I saw with my own eyes during the Brazilian dictatorship.”
“In the sixties and seventies I was one of the most persecuted men in Brazil. They thought I could be a terrorist.”
“The catholic church in Brazil thought I came from hell.”
(Photo by Claudia Aguilar Guarneros for Twitch).