Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love tells the beautiful and troubled love story of 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.
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
“The principal romance of “Marianne & Leonard” is with the Sixties as a whole, and the doc’s flashback to expat hippie communities and carnivalesque artist lifestyles is terribly appealing – no matter the occasional overdose or suicide.”
Director Nick Broomfield
Producers Kyle Gibbon, Shani Hinton, Marc Hoeferlin
2019 | United States | 97 mins | Documentary