Films screening at this event

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

Nick Broomfield
97 min

British award-winning documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me) returns to the Greek island of Hydra, where, back in 1968, he met and befriended Leonard Cohen’s Norwegian lover and muse, Marianne Ihlen.

Capturing the unique essence of that place and time – the bohemian, free love era of the 1960s – Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love explores the relationship between the would-be music icon and the woman who inspired him to write one of the greatest love songs of all time. An achingly beautiful film that celebrates the couple’s continuous love story over the years – even when they were no longer together – and its tremendous legacy.