One of the great films playing Tribeca this is a look at Leonard Cohen through the song Hallelujah. It took him seven years to finish it enough to record it and then it took a long path to discovery and rediscovery along a path that resulted in many versions (he wrote at least 180 verses) and many hits.
The audience I saw this with was crying. Yea its about a song, but its also about a man's quest to find his place in the universe. Its a moving tale of more than anyone thing. Its a film that reveals to us our lives as lived and sung by other people. Everyone saw themselves up there.
I was rocked to my core.
This film spoke to me on a deeply personal and spiritual level and I came out loving the song and it many versions even more. It also made me very sad I could never have sat down and talked to Cohen about life and his journey.
I'll have more when the film is released in early July.
Go see it.
One of 2022's best
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