Friday, March 7, 2014

Damned – The Strange World of José Mojica Marins

From Wikipedia:
Damned – The Strange World of José Mojica Marins (original title: Maldito - O Estranho Mundo de José Mojica Marins) is a 2001 Brazilian documentary film about the life and works of Brazilian filmmaker, director, screenwriter, film and television actor and media personality José Mojica Marins.
The film features Marins (as himself) and his associates and family members recounting episodes of his life and career from childhood to international recognition in later years. The film received the Special Jury Award in Latin American Cinema at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

I had no idea that this documentary existed.  To a viewer in the US, the no-budget horror films of Brazilian Cult director Jose Mojica Marins are alternately  ridiculous and weirdly convincing, but he's not just a horror director.   This documentary offers a look at Marins in the context of Brazilian cinema.


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