Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Cinema

Directed by Nick Broomfield | 2019 | UK | Starring – Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen | 1h37 | Certificate 12A.

On the 23rd of July JW3 will screen a Preview screening + recorded Q&A with director Nick Broomfield, hosted by Jools Holland.

Marianne & Leonard - Words of Love tells the beautiful but tragic story of the love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960, when they were part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a time of free love and open marriage, and shows 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.

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JW3 Cinema
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