Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is British filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most personal and romantic film. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of a community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage, shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, makes for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.
The Russian premiere will take place on 6 October in the Digital Business Space at the Central House of the Entrepreneur, Pokrovka 47.
From 23 October the film will be on general release across Russia. See the list of cities and schedules here.
The film will be screened in English with Russian subtitles.
*The film screening is part of the UK-Russia Year of Music associate events programme