WATCH: Trailer for Leonard Cohen Doc “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”

The legendary lothario’s enduring relationship with Marianne Ihlen is chronicled in the new film from Nick Broomfield.

The first trailer for a forthcoming documentary about Leonard Cohen and his longtime muse Marianne Ihlen, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Lovehas been released.

The film chronicles the pair’s romance on the Greek island of Hydra in the ’60s as part of a bohemian community of artists, writers, and musicians—an era of open marriage and “free love,” when Cohen was still a struggling writer. Marianne & Leonard also tracks the singer’s career trajectory and the evolution of his tempestuous relationship with Ihlen amidst his love affairs with other women.

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Directed by Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me), Marianne & Leonard debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The movie is scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 5. Watch the trailer below.


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