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Leonard Cohen :
Songs from a Life
Twenty one years after he made his name as a songwriter with Suzanne, Leonard Cohen is halfway through a sell-out world tour. His latest album, I'm Your Man has been hailed as a record of the year both in London and New York. He first made his reputation in his native Canada in the 50s as a poet. Then he spent the 60s on the Greek island of Hydra writing two novels and a few songs. In the 70s he was the bleak bard of the bedsits, loved by some for his sensual lyrics of mystical sex, loathed by others for a tone of suicidal despair. Now with a voice deepened by too many cigarettes, his songs are stronger than ever.
Filmed in London, Paris,
Athens and New York with his eight-piece band, this is a portrait of a witty, humorous artist giving one of his best performances.


Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Producer: John Archer
Director: Bob Portway

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