Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Documentary, Biography, Music Rated: PG-13 115 min
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter 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. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2015, 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.

“…this majestic, almost symphonic documentary is also a chronicle of the singular song Cohen wrote.” — Joe Morgenstern , Wall Street Journal
“[Cohen] is, throughout, a vivid, complicated presence — witty, melancholy, well-dressed and soft-spoken. By the end, he radiates wisdom, gratitude, and the kind of fulfillment whose elusiveness had always been his great subject.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
directed by
Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
written by
Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz
United States