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 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.
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.