A Married Couple A Married Couple
  • Canada
  • 1969
  • 96 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

Billy and Antoinette Edwards let it all hang out for Allan King and crew in this jaw-dropping examination of a marriage in trouble, which “makes John Cassavetes’s Faces look like early Doris Day” (Time). Intense and hectic, frightening and funny, A Married Couple is ultimately a film about the eternal power struggle in romantic relationships, as well as a document of the moment when entrenched gender roles began to crumble.

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

By Michael Koresky September 21, 2010

WARRENDALE: MAN OF ACTION Allan King was one of cinema’s most acute chroniclers of unadorned reality, but the term documentary seems too puny to describe the intense, passionate stories he . . . Read more »

Features

Three Tributes to Allan King

By Colleen Murphy, Sarah Polley, and Patrick Watson February 02, 2011

These tributes first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. They are posted here by permission of the authors. The photographs appear courtesy of . . . Read more »


Features

The Local Cadence of Allan King’s Filmmaking

By Marni Jackson February 02, 2011

This essay first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the author. Michelangelo said he could sense the figure in . . . Read more »


Features

An Interview with Allan King

By Blaine Allan, Seth Feldman, and Peter Harcourt February 02, 2011

This interview was published in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the Toronto International Film Festival. The photograph . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: 2010—One Last Look

January 03, 2011

Before we put 2010 to bed, we thought we’d catch up with all the year-end lists that have sprung up over the past week or so. A good place to start is DVD Beaver’s annual poll, which ranks the . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Looking Back at 2010

December 22, 2010

Sight & Sound’s annual poll of the year’s best DVD (and Blu-ray) releases is out, and this edition features choices from twenty-four “contributors, DVD distributors, and curators.” We’re . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

September 27, 2010

In his Los Angeles Times review of Eclipse Series 24, critic Dennis Lim lays out why readers may not know the filmmaker honored by the set, and why they should: “The subject of The Actuality . . . Read more »


Dispatches

Married in Toronto

By Michael Koresky September 23, 2010

I work closely on the Eclipse series, and one of the great privileges of that task is the chance to delve into the films and careers of artists I was previously only passingly acquainted with. . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

By Michael Koresky September 21, 2010

WARRENDALE: MAN OF ACTION Allan King was one of cinema’s most acute chroniclers of unadorned reality, but the term documentary seems too puny to describe the intense, passionate stories he . . . Read more »


Dispatches

King of Canada

By Adam Nayman September 16, 2010

I didn’t know quite what to say to Allan King when I met him for the first time in the fall of 2003 at his home offices in downtown Toronto. This was partly out of deference to his reputation as . . . Read more »


Dispatches

Memory for Allan

By Sami Khan September 16, 2010

Seven years ago, I was a bright-eyed recent university grad who had just moved to the big city—Toronto—for the first time. I was struggling to find my path as a filmmaker, and at the Toronto . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Meet the Edwardses

September 07, 2010


News

Married Again

August 11, 2010

As if there weren’t already enough to anticipate about the upcoming 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (we posted about the new headquarters yesterday), it was announced today that A . . . Read more »