Black Swan (2010)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Andres Hines, Mark Heyman, John J. McLaughlin
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo / Kristina Annabo/ Janet Montgomery/ Sebastian Stan/ Toby Hemingway/ Sergio Torrado/ Mark Margolis/ Tina Sloan/ Abraham Aronofsky/ Charlotte Aronofsky/ Marcia Jean Kurtz/ Sean O’Hagan/ Christopher Gartin/ Deborah Offner/ Stanley B. Herman / Kurt Fleurman / Patrick Heisinger / Sarah Hay / …
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Humanity
Region: United States
Release: 2010-09-01 (Venice Film Festival) / 2010-12-17 (USA)
Length: 108 minutes / 103 minutes (Venice Film Festival)
Also known as: Deadly Black Swan / Overlord Farewell Goose (translated by Douyou)
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 85%
New York troupe to rearrange “Swan Lake”, because the former lead dance Beth (Winona Ryder ornaments) left, director Thomas (Vincent Cassel Vincent Cassel. Ornaments) decided to audition for a new lead dancer, and The lead dancer is required to play the role of black swan and white swan respectively. Nina (Natalie Portman played by Natalie Portman) has practiced ballet since childhood. Under the careful care of her mother, she has outstanding skills. This time, she hopes to stand out. However, in the competition, she found that the scheming Lily (played by Mila Kunis) was her strong opponent. In the selection, her white swan performance was impeccable, but the black swan was not as good as Lily. She was exhausted and came home to find red spots on her back and bruises on her feet. She found the director alone, hoping to fight for it. The director took the opportunity to kiss her, but she firmly refused. In the end, the director actually chose her. Teammates suspected that she relied on her hue to get the upper hand. At the reception, Beth even vented in public. This kind of pressure plus injuries has always affected her performance. The director inspired her to unleash her passion and show the temptation of black swans. In a powerful psychological hint, she also seems to have slipped into the role of the black swan…
“Black Swan” is a 2010 psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company who becomes increasingly unhinged as she prepares for the lead role in “Swan Lake.” The film also stars Mila Kunis as Nina’s rival, Vincent Cassel as the company’s director, and Barbara Hershey as Nina’s overbearing mother.
The film explores themes of obsession, perfectionism, and the thin line between reality and fantasy. It also touches on issues of mental illness, sexual desire, and the price of artistic success.
The movie received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $329 million worldwide. It won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress for Portman’s performance.
“Black Swan” is known for its stunning visuals and intense performances, particularly by Portman, who trained extensively for the role and underwent a dramatic physical transformation. The film also features a haunting and memorable score by Clint Mansell. It is widely considered one of Aronofsky’s best films and a modern classic in the psychological thriller genre.