When Leonard Cohen met Marianne Ihlen, she became his muse, and eventually inspired the song “So Long, Marianne.”
A new doc on their relationship is coming July 5, directed by Nick Broomfield. If that name is familiar, he’s the guy behind Kurt & Courtney, the doc that alleged that Courtney had something to do with Kurt’s death. No such accusations in this film, though.
On a related note, some of the letters Cohen wrote to Marianne are going up for auction.