In Documentary 'Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love,' Free Love Comes At A Cost

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Director Nick Broomfield documents the love story between musician Leonard Cohen and his lover, Marianne Ihlen, in Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.

This “moving, sympathetic but ultimately frustrating tribute” to Marianne Ihlen inadvertently reveals the male gaze’s narrow focus by defining this complicated woman as merely Cohen’s passive muse.

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