Leonard Cohen and Marianne will love each other in a new series
The legendary love story between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen will come to life in Crave's new original series “So Long, Marianne”, whose date broadcast has not been announced.
The legendary love affair between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, one of his greatest muses, will come to life in a new Crave original series, So Long, Marianne, whose air date has not yet been announced.
Spreading over eight episodes, the series highlights the events that inspired the mythical song of the Montreal poet taken from his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, published in 1967.
< p>The public will be transported to the idyllic scenery of Hydra, the famous Greek island where many bohemian artists eager for freedom, creation and drugs migrated in the 1960s (as we recently saw in the series Daisy Jones and The Six, on Prime Video). This is where Marianne and Leonard fell in love and lived for many years, then a relatively unknown author and poet who was to become the iconic singer that he is.
Their romantic relationship, as deep as it is stormy— the couple spent very long periods without seeing each other while Cohen revealed himself as a singer —also carries over to Oslo, Norway, where Marianne is from. , as well as on this side of the Atlantic, in New York and of course (allow us a bit of chauvinism) in Montreal.
Besides the farewell song So Long, Marianne were born from this fascinating story, told in the documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, other memorable pieces from Leonard Cohen's repertoire such as Bird on a Wire or Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye >.
“As Crave continues to grow its offering of original content, we are thrilled to announce this unique co-production between Canada, Norway and Greece to deliver the legendary love story of this Montreal artist who will set on stage Quebec comedians who will be announced shortly as well as Quebec artisans such as Ronald Plante and Véronique Barbe”, underlines in a press release the vice-president, content development, programming and information, at Bell Media, Suzane Landry.< /p>
American actor and composer Alex Wolff (Pig,Hereditary) plays the poet on his way to becoming one of the most eminent singer-songwriters in the history of music. Norwegian actress Thea Sofie Loch Næss (Polaroid, The Last Kingdom) lends her features to Marianne Ihlen. Two beings who never forgot each other, even after their breakup, cultivating a friendly epistolary relationship until Marianne's death in 2016, a few months before the author of Hallelujah died in turn .
Comedians Anna Torv (The Last of Us, The Newsreader) and Noah Taylor ( Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) will star writers revolving around Marianne and Leonard at Hydra.
The filming of the series, directed by Øystein Karlsen (Exit,Lillyhammer), began last March.