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A chronicle of the tragic love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen from director Nick Broomfield ('Kurt & Courtney', 'Whitney: Can I Be Me'). They lived together for many years on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, but everything changed when Cohen became an international star. Before the film Flip Noorman will play both original songs of the master himself as well as a few of his own translations.
In 1960, 26-year-old Canadian writer Leonard Cohen fled his home town of Montreal and ended up on the Greek island of Hydra. There he met Marianne Ihlen, the Norwegian woman who would become the lover and muse he immortalized in his song “So Long, Marianne.” They lived happily together for many years in this sun-drenched paradise, where a close-knit community of artists practiced free love. But everything changed when Cohen reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, moved to New York and became an international star.
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield spent time on Hydra as a 20-year-old student and had a brief affair with Marianne. He traces the tragic love story of the artist and his muse through personal archive material, interviews and poetic voice-overs by Cohen and Ihlen. A melancholy, intimate and dreamlike film about fame and its darker side, about sexual freedom in the 1960s, and undying love.
After the passing of Cohen in 2016 Flip Noorman played a one-off hommage to his biggest inspiration in Paradiso. After many requests to do this again he decided to tour the programme nationwide and luckily he still had some time free for this special night. Together with his band 'De Noormannen' he will play both original songs of the master himself as well as a few of his own translations before the film.