Two Clips From The Best Movie Of 2010 – “Black Swan”

Two clips from Darren Aronofsky’s superb pyschological drama Black Swan has been released.

Take a second to also look at these great international posters for the film which we posted a while back and if you have time read Simon’s review of Black Swan, which just so happens to be nominated at this year’s Sound On Sight Awards.

Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Starring Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Christopher Gartin, Winona Ryder, Sebastian Stan, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Black Swan his wide release December 1, 2010.

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By Ricky

Ricky D is the editor-in-chief of Sound on Sight and one of the hosts of the Sound On Sight podcast and the Sordid Cinema podcast. He is Sound On Sight's expert on Horror and contributes written reviews when time permits.

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