Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
  • Year2019
  • Duration97 min

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is a beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician. It was on Hydra in 1968 that director Nick Broomfield, then aged 20, first met Marianne Ihlen. Marianne introduced him to Leonard Cohen’s music and also encouraged Nick to make his first film.

Followed by a conversation with Nick Broomfield on the 9th June.

  • Director(s): Nick Broomfield
  • Producer(s): Kyle Gibbon, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton
  • Country: UK
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere