A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Filmmaker Nick Broomfield chronicles their relationship, from the early days in Greece to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.
"tender, vivid snapshot of a singer and his 'muse'...riveting" - GUARDIAN
"poignant and moving" - FILMINK AUSTRALIA
"an elegiac romance that casts new light on a legend" - UK METRO
"A lovely illustration of the twists and turns of a complicated relationship that produced some of the gifted songwriter's most indelible songs." - THE WRAP
Cast: Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Helle Goldman, Richard Vick
Director: Nick Broomfield
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