2016 Skopje City Cinema Film Festival To Feature Lian Lunson’s Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man Documentary


Nenad Georgievski, the Artistic Director of the Skopje City Cinema Film Festival to be held Oct 1-4, 2016 in Skopje, Macedonia alerts us that the second iteration of the Festival will open with a review / tribute to Leonard Cohen and Lian Lunson’s documentary “Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man.”

From Второто издание на Скопје Синема Сити via Google Translate:

Skopje City Cinema is a film festival for music documentaries founded in 2014. It is a multimedia platform that unites all the theme music – from documentaries, exhibitions, to the promotion of books and lectures.

This year the festival is organized in collaboration with the Cinematheque of Macedonia. During the 4 days of the festival, guests will be present at numerous music films from different genres and productions … The festival is also collaborating with the BBC will show a number of films from their production. The program will find and movies from domestic production.

“You will never untangle the circumstances that brought you to this moment. Embrace your fate.” Leonard Cohen, quoting from the Bhagavad Gita


There is a beautiful moment in the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna. The general. The great general. He’s standing in his chariot. And all the chariots are readied for war. And across the valley, he sees his opponents. And there he sees not just uncles and aunts and cousins, he sees gurus, he sees teachers that have taught him; and you know how the Indians revere that relationship. He sees them. And Krishna, one of the expressions of the deity, says to him, ‘You’ll never untangle the circumstances that brought you to this moment. You’re a warrior. Arise now, mighty warrior. With the full understanding, that they’ve already been killed, and so have you. This is just a play. This is my will. You’re caught up in the circumstances that I determine for you. That you did not determine for yourself. So, arise, you’re a noble warrior. Embrace your destiny, your fate, and stand up and do your duty.’quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, the 2005 documentary

Find more Leonard Cohen thoughts on free will at

Note: Originally posted June 26, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric