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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine / US, 2021 / 112 min.

Intriguing music documentary about Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelujah’ that was initially rejected by the record label, before developing into an iconic track. The rare archival footage provides an alternate look at the poetic Canadian vocalist.

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In 1984, when Leonard Cohen released his seventh studio album Various Positions, the song ‘Hallelujah’ received scant attention. Bob Dylan, who soon started playing the song live, did recognise its value. The first time the song received any real attention was in the pared-down version of the track by John Cale on the tribute album I’m Your Fan. However, another three years would pass until ‘Hallelujah’ became a universally recognised pop song thanks to Jeff Buckley’s cover.

In Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song, the directorial duo Geller & Goldfine reveal the track’s history and use the song to examine Cohen’s life in a different light. The since deceased vocalist provided them with a stack of unreleased archival material including never-before-seen material from the Cohen Trust, including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, as well as footage from performances and exceedingly rare audio recordings and interviews.

Details

This movie is suitable for all agesThis movie contains foul language

Director

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Production year

2021

Country

US

Original title

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Length

112 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

still Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller, US 2021)
still Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller, US 2021)
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