With grand mastery, director Darren Aronofsky presents a magnificent production brilliantly played by Natalie Portman in the most challenging role of her career; Black Swan. Billed as a psychological thriller, Portman characterizes the sweet Nina Sayers, who is a responsible and passionate ballerina at a prestigious dance company in New York City.
The plot revolves around a dancer who will play the role of the two swans; the white, characterizing innocence, and the black, casting evil and sensuality. Portman is coached among other candidates to take the lead in this play, but her innocence must be broken to achieve a true characterization of the evil black swan.
Mila Kunis in the role of Lily has just arrived at the dance company, and has exactly the required qualities to embody the dark and sensual black swan, while Nina is the perfect fit of the innocent white swan. Among these two dancers erupts the most arduous and fierce competition for the lead role of The Black Swan.
With a wise proposal, Director Aronofsky unfolds a chain of events between the two dancers only to unleash a tremendous psychological crisis in the mind and soul of Nina who begins to live a horrible nightmare between reality and fantasy. Nina wants at all costs the title role, but it will bring serious consequences to your life.
The film Black Swan, considered a masterpiece and worthy of multiple nominations, touches many important points of reality projecting an innocent young cared for by her mother, who has lived in fear of one day Nina is going to hurt herself.
Nina, in her effort to get what she wants, and failing the attempt to star in the role of the black swan by her lack of passion, asks her dance director for a second chance to try out. It only takes a kiss from Thomas to make her react.
Nina's obsession wins her the post of principal dancer for the play and the passion that emanates from within her goes beyond reality. Among the many hallucinations that Nina has developed, the appearance of the black swan wings is one of them, achieving the perfection of a dance, the stunning and magnificent double play of the twin swans and the ending of her innocent and obsessive life.
Black Swan takes the viewers to another dimension of the psychological and emotional ties, the reality and the fantasy of a girl who wanted to dance and to dance perfect.
The fact that Natalie Portman's wedding in Big Sur over the weekend was a secret didn't stop pictures from the wedding from leaking online. See Natalie in her wedding dress here!
Big-time secret rumor is that the pretty pretty lady is planing a DL ceremony on the 5th.
Natalie Portman weds that guy no one really likes in a small, private Big Sur ceremony.
Last year, Darren Aronofsky did the unthinkable - he turned his low-budget, artsy, passion project into his calling card. Typically, directors of Aronofsky's bend (that is, people in the business for more than just money, fame, and blow) have to stoop to high-concept thrillers or comic book movies to be taken seriously by major studios, who in turn fund their work, but Aronofsky's unprecedented success with "Black Swan" (which made over $300 million worldwide) helped him sidestep the need to direct an "X-Men" or "Robocop" movie.
In "Black Swan," Natalie Portman plays a ballerina who becomes paranoid that a rival is out to steal her spotlight and ruin her reputation.
Well, sometimes life imitates art.
Natalie Portman's ballet double, Sarah Lane, slammed Portman in an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" when she said that "Of the full-body shots [in "Black Swan"], I would say about five percent are Natalie.