A Married Couple (1969)
One of the key films to test the boundaries of documentary and fiction in this period. Shot over ten weeks in Toronto, as a documentary about a couple experienceing problems in the seventh year of their marriage, it was released as a fiction feature. In focusing on moments of conflict, King fashioned a very dramatic film out of the seventy hours of footage obtained.
One of the most successful and durable filmmakers to emerge in Canada during the 1960's, Allan King built a career upon challenging the conventional wisdom of what Canadian filmmaking ought to be. His many documentaries and fiction features include Warrendale, Who Has Seen the Wind, Termini Station and Dying at Grace. In 2002 he was given a retrospective at the Toronto International Film Festival, showing seventeen of his films.