Black Swan

Black Swan 15

All the Stage's a World

Film

Please note: This was screened in Jan 2019

Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Cast:
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Duration:
103 mins, 2010, USA
Primary language:
English
"Black Swan shares many themes with The Red Shoes. It shows the compulsion to dance, the cost of this artistic addiction and how this struggle for artistic perfection can spiral out of control. And the music is enough to make you pirouette into the dark delicious night!" - Emma Rice, Artistic Director, Wise Children

Natalie Portman picked up an Oscar® for her portrayal of a dangerously unstable ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s thrilling psychodrama.

Nina (Portman) is a stunningly talented ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is consumed by dance. Pushed to breaking point by her artistic director (Vincent Cassel) and the threat posted by a seductive rival dancer (Mila Kumis), Nina’s tenuous grip on reality starts to slip away - plunging her into a waking nightmare…