Rent Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

3.4 of 5 from 87 ratings
1h 37min
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"Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love" is a beautiful yet tragic love story between 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. It was on Hydra in 1968 that director Nick Broomfield, then aged 20, first met Marianne Ihlen. Marianne introduced him to Leonard Cohen's music and also encouraged Nick to make his first film and was an enormous influence on him.
Marianne and Leonard's was a love story that would continue for the rest of their lives. Along the way we learn of the tragedy that befell those that could not survive the beauty of Hydra, the highs and lows of Leonard's career, and the inspirational power that Marianne possessed. Marianne and Leonard died three months apart.
, , , Helle Goldman, Marianne Ihlen, Aviva Layton, , , Don Lowe, , Richard Vick,
Nick Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon, Shani Hinton, Marc Hoeferlin
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Romance, Special Interest
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Run Time:
97 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • BFI South Bank Q&A with Jools Holland and Director Nick Broomfield
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Marianne and Leonard - Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love review by JA

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This documentary takes us to a Greek Island to describe the relationship of Marianne and Leonard. We see how Leonard rises to fame but never forgets his Norwegian muse. A touching account of their love story while listening to Cohen’s greatest hits: I loved the film!

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