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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Nick Broomfield

  • Run Time

    98 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    English, Norwegian

  • Director of Photography: Barney Broomfield

  • Editor: Marc Hoeferlin

  • Produced by: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton, Kyle Gibbon

  • Music: Nick Laid-Clowes


Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Part of the Documentaries Strand


In the 1960s, when Leonard Cohen was a burgeoning novelist and poet, he met young Norwegian Marianne Ihlen on the Greek island of Hydra. They fell in love and she became his muse, inspiring songs such as ‘So Long, Marianne’ and ‘Bird on the Wire’. In time, their relationship fractured and they lived apart, but as years passed and they grew older, the bond between them remained. Nick Broomfield – who also has links with Marianne and Hydra – tells a love story that is fascinating, tender and memorable. [12A]

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