Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love



Rafael 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 8:15 PM
Film Info
Running Time:97 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Nick Broomfield
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


Iconoclast documentarian Nick Broomfield (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) once again sets his lens on a famous musical figure in his latest work, taking a personal and illuminating look at the decades-long romance between the great Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ilhen. Meeting on the Greek isle of Hydra, Cohen and Ilhen forged a loving, complex, and admittedly turbulent love affair that spanned the Western Hemisphere and persisted through fame, heartbreak, children, bankruptcy, and finally illness. Unlike his works on Whitney Houston and Kurt Cobain, Broomfield‘s latest sets aside scandal and weaves in his own personal history with Marianne for a vibrant portrait of the swinging '60s.

IN PERSON: Director Nick Broomfield

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Nick Broomfield is a British filmmaker best known for his award-winning documentaries. His previous work includes Whitney: Can I Be Me, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, and The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. His film Battle for Haditha dramatized the Haditha massacres in Iraq.