Kew Media Group has picked up international rights to Nick Broomfield’s Sundance-bound documenatry Marianne & Leonard – Words Of Love,  about the relationship between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.


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‘Marianne & Leonard – Words Of Love’

The world premiere of the film was announced as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s documentary line-up last night.

Broomfield’s credits include Whitney Houston doc Whitney, Can I Be Me? and Kurt Kobain and Courtney Love doc Kurt & Courtney.

Marianne & Leonard follows the pair’s relationship, which began when they met in 1960 at a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians on the Greek island of Hydra. It evolved overtime as Cohen became a world-famous musician.

Cohen was inspired to compose the song So Long, Marianne after meeting Ihlen. The pair died within the space of three months in 2016.

Marianne & Leonard – Words Of Love is produced by Broomfield’s Lafayette Films with Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton and Kyle Gibbon.