HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Leonard Cohen

USA | 2021 | Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller

Opens July 15, 2022

The life 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.

  • Director: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
  • Principal Cast: Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, and Eric Church
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2021
  • US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
  • International Sales: Dogwoof