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.
Natalie Portman's ninja-style wedding caught everyone off guard, with rumors that the secret ceremony was going to happen in Big Sur, California, just a day before it took place. Sneaky, Natalie. Very sneaky indeed. Despite the the hush-hush preparations and the fact that the small ceremony reportedly involved only about 60 guests, all of whom were close friends and family, the Internet has still managed to procure some photos from the wedding to be posted online. Hey, you didn't think the Internet was going to let you down on this one, did you? So, JustJared recently posted a number of photos from the wedding, including Portman looking lovely in her wedding dress and the couple wrapped in a Tallit during the ceremony (that's a traditional Jewish prayer shawl, which is wrapped around the couple during the vows to symbolize their unity).
Despite the fact that pretty much no one likes Natalie Portman’s baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, except Natalie Portman, rumor has it that the mega-starlet plans to lock it down this weekend in a super-secret wedding ceremony. The two have been dating since meeting on the set of “Black Swan” in 2009, and have a 13-month old son, Aleph, together. Millepied was Portman’s choreographer for the much-touted ballet flick before knocking her up and granting Portman official MILF status.
It would seem that no matter how many stars got wished on last night, Natalie Portman was doing the dirty deed right under them. Natalie Portman wed Benjamin Millepied last night beneath the California sky, in a small and very private evening affair. The wedding was a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in Big Sur, right where rumor had placed it. So we had a fair idea this was coming, yet no one did anything to stop it? Hrmph. Only 60 guests were present, made up of the two’s closest friends and family.
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." Lane went on to say that Portman "can't dance in pointe shoes" and that "her body is very stiff.