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Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Edition 2021
118' - 2021 - Documentary, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine Composer: John Lissauer With: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Glen Hensard

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.”

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 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.
“Approved for production by Cohen in 2014, the film presents a deep exploration of Hallelujah from its origins and its poor initial reception, to its resurrection and influence on other artists, who have helped it to become one of the most recognized and lionized songs of all time.” - Variety

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Credits

Director

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Composer

John Lissauer

With

Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Glen Hensard

Director of Photography

Daniel Geller

Editor

Dayna Goldfine

Producer

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Soundtrack

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

the book "The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah" by Alan Light

Year

2021

Filmography

Daniel Geller
Sundance: A Matter of Process (1986), Isadora Duncan: Movement from the Soul (1989), Frosh: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm (1994), Kids of Survival (1996), Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors (1999), Ballets Russes (2005), Something Ventured (2011), The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)
Dayna Goldfine
Isadora Duncan: Movement from the Soul (1989), Frosh: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm (1994), Kids of Survival (1996), Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors (1999), Ballets Russes (2005), Something Ventured (2011), The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

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