Leonard Cohen explores themes of love in the new trailer for “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”.
“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” is a new documentary exploring the decades-long relationship between Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. “When trying to learn some things about love,” the late Cohen says at the start of the video, “when your woman becomes her own content, and you become her content, that’s love.”
Inhlen was Cohen’s muse and the inspiration for a number of his songs, including the classic “So Long, Marianne”. Inhlen passed away in July 2016 and Cohen died less than four months later in November. Cohen passed away in his Los Angeles home at 82 after suffering from leukemia.
“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and it premieres in select theatres on July 5.