Release date: Wednesday December 1, 2010 (Limited
Genre: Drama, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy
Screenplay: Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Toby Hemingway
Official Site: foxsearchlight.com/blackswan
Rating: R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use
Available film art: Black Swan movie posters
Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company’s artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of “Swan Lake,” Nina is his first choice. However, Nina has competition: Lily, a newcomer. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As the rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina’s dark side begins to emerge.