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Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love

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.


BBFC Advice: Contains drug references, moderate sex references, infrequent strong language.


Film Information

Running Time: 102 mins

BBFC Advice: 12A

Director(s): Nick Broomfield

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