Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Directed by Nick Broomfield
2018
102 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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The love affair that began on an idyllic Greek island between Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne, inspired one of his most adored songs. Directed by Nick Broomfield.

“I wrote this song for Marianne, I hope she's here,” said Cohen at the 1970 Isle of Wight music festival. The couple met on the bohemian island of Hydra in 1960, when Cohen was a struggling poet-writer and Norwegian Marianne Ihlen a single mother recovering from an unhappy marriage. Cohen eventually left to pursue his writing career, and by chance to become a musician. Their relationship ebbed and flowed over successive decades. The documentary traces Cohen's career and their love story, using wonderful archival footage and interviews, to the bittersweet end. Pertinently, director Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me, SFF 2017) met Marianne on Hydra in 1968, and she inspired him to make his first film.

Flexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 17 June to Wednesday 19 June.
A lovely illustration of the twists and turns of a complicated relationship that produced some of the gifted songwriter's most indelible songs.
Steve Pond, The Wrap
It has a cumulative emotional power, especially if you love Cohen's work as much as I do.
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Tickets

Sun 9 June
2:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 3
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
6:45pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Tue 18 June
8pm
Dendy Newtown
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Sounds on Screen, Back By Popular Demand
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Nick Broomfield
Producer
Nick Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton
Cinematographer
Barney Broomfield
Editor
Marc Hoeferlin
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Seniors, Biography, Cinephile, Focus on Women, Music
Company Credits
World Sales: Kew Media Distribution
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