Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (2022)
Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine Run Time: 115 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Adrienne Clarkson, Clive Davis, Judy Collins, Larry Sloman, Leonard Cohen
Country: United States
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About the film:
World Premiere, 2022 Venice Film Festival
Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards
A definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah”. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: the songwriter and his times, the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit, and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone.
“how a quiet artist, without planning to, created a song heard round the world”
—Owen Gleiberman for Variety
Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.
About the filmmakers:
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine are Emmy Award-winning producers and directors. For over twenty-five years, the filmmaking duo has created multi-character documentary narratives that braid their characters’ individual personal stories to form a larger portrait of the human experience. Their projects include The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013), Something Ventured (2011), Ballets Russes (2005), Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors (1999), and Kids of Survival (1996). Their most recent documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (2022) was inspired by Alan Light’s book “The Holy or the Broken”, and premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.See our upcoming films