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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

OT: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Nick Broomfield // United Kingdom, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2019
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DOCUMENTARY “So Long, Marianne”: the biopic tells of the close relationship between singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. “She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen”: it was 1960 when Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen met and fell in love on the Greek island of Hydra. Their love lasted all their lives and was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Cohen, evidence of which you can see in his songs like “Bird on the Wire”. And even after they parted and the years passed, their souls retained their invisible connection. Leonard Cohen died only three months after Marianne.


NICK BROOMFIELD (*1948) studied law, politics and film science before making a name as a documentary film-maker. His films are often portraits of artists, like 2Pac, Kurt Cobain or Whitney Houston.



Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Documentary Feature

English, Norwegian


United Kingdom


102 min

OV with German subtitles

Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield

Protagonists: Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins, Ron Cornelius, Helle Goldman, Aviva Layton, Irving Layton, John Lissauer, Don Lowe, John Simon, Richard Vick, Jennifer Warnes

Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton, Kyle Gibbon

Barney Broomfield

Marc Hoeferlin

Nick Laird-Clowes

Piece of Magic

Lafayette Film

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