Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love [12A]


Venue Barn Cinema

Running time 102 minutes

Next date 23rd July 6:30 pm

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About this event

Nick Broomfield’s intimate, highly personal new doc explores the beautiful, yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

Their famously binding affair began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, where they lived in a bohemian community of artists, writers and musicians, and evolved throughout the ‘60s as Cohen became an international star. He wrote the song ‘So Long, Marianne’ about her and when she died in 2016, penned a farewell letter to her saying he was close behind her, before dying himself just three months later. Broomfield – who himself met Marianne on Hydra – explores their love affair, the highs and lows of Cohen’s career and Marianne’s inspirational power.

“as much poetry as documentary — it’s a gentle, rhapsodic film”
Steve Pond, The Wrap

Special Event: Director Q&A: Join us for a recorded discussion with Bafta-winning Nick Broomfield after the film

2019 | USA | Documentary

About the Barn

The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn. It is also available to hire for birthday parties and private events.

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Tuesday 23rd July

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