First Images From Black Swan

July 22, 2010 by  
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blackswan210x300Darren Aronofsky’s never been one to rush his projects but we have to admit, he’s really taking his time with Black Swan, the ballet based thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

But we know he’s definitely made the thing because it was announced recently that Black Swan has the honour of opening the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Aronofsky said in a press statement that, “The cast and crew of Black Swan are both excited and humbled by the selection committee’s invitation. It is an honor to walk the great red carpet on the Lido, and we are excited to premiere our film to the wonderful audiences in Venice.”

In case you’re wondering just exactly what this psychological thriller is about then check out the official summary: Nina (Portman) is 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 obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (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 – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

So for those of you patiently awaiting the next Aronofsky movie, have a gander at what we’ve found. USA Today posted new images from the movie that give a closer look.





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