BIFF - Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

movie details

Director:
Nick Broomfield
Cast:

Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins, Helle Goldman, Richard Vick

Release:
06/10/2019
Length:
102 Mins
Genre:
Documentary

synopsis

The couple met on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 — at the time, a veritable bohemian paradise for artists and writers — when Cohen was still an aspiring novelist. They began a relationship that lasted for years but grew apart as Cohen's musical career began to blossom; their friendship, however, lived on until their deaths in 2016. Nick Broomfield's documentary is a touching tribute to the roles they played in each other's lives and presents a rare opportunity to understand Ihlen as more than a mere muse.