Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most personal and romantic film of his storied career.

The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.

The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year.

  • Program
  • Director
    Nick Broomfield
  • Producers
    Shani Hinton, Kyle Gibbon
  • Photo
    Barney Broomfield
  • Actors
    Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Marianne Ihlen
  • Playtime
    1h. 42min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    12
  • Production
    Broomfield’s Lafayette Films
  • Distributor
    Selmer Media