Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

Director: Nick Broomfield 2018 102 Minutes Ages 18+
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 97mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love Sun 13 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:00pm 97mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

A tender portrait of the long romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, who inspired Cohen’s beloved songs ‘So Long, Marianne’ and ‘Bird on the Wire’.

The couple met on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 — at the time, a veritable bohemian paradise for artists and writers — when Cohen was still an aspiring novelist. They began a relationship that lasted for years but grew apart as Cohen’s musical career began to blossom; their friendship, however, lived on until their deaths in 2016. Nick Broomfield’s documentary is a touching tribute to the roles they played in each other’s lives and presents a rare opportunity to understand Ihlen as more than a mere muse.


Classification:Ages 18+
Country:United Kingdom
Director:Nick Broomfield
Producer:Nick Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton
Cast:Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Universal Pictures Australia