1:45PM Friday, 16 August, 2019 NZST  at  Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Nick Broomfield's evocative memoir traces the enduring relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, the inspiration behind such seminal songs in the folksinger's oeuvre as 'So Long, Marianne'.

Traversing time, from the early 1960s when the pair first met on Hydra, a sun- and drug-drenched Greek island that attracted a coterie of expat artists, until their deaths three months apart in 2016, this documentary is rich with archival material and insider knowledge. Broomfield knew and was one of Ihlen's lovers back in the day, and he charts "a love story that had fifty chapters without being together." Essential viewing, whether you're a Cohen fan or not.

USA 2019
Director: Nick Broomfield
In English and Norwegian, with English subtitles
102 minutes/Colour and B&W