Malena Barrios

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Malena Barrios

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Me, Japanese
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Me, Japanese focuses on the life of Jose Kozer, the foremost Cuban poet of the 1960s. Born in 1940 in Havana to Jewish immigrants, Kozer moved to New York and taught at Queens College. Kozer is associated with the “Neobarroco Movement,” a poetic style similar to Surrealism. The film introduces us to Kozer in a similar fashion, disregarding narrative and chronology as the poet reads from his work, muses on his philosophy and his search for the truth about his identity as an expatriate. Kozer challenges us to examine our own definition of identity as we question whether he is a literary genius or a deeply troubled individual finding refuge in his poems.