Director: Darren Aronofsky Run Time: 108 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2010
Starring: Barbara Hershey, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder
Screenwriters: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz
Producers: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
Pirouette yourself over to Vidiots for this menacing balletic thriller from Darren Aronofsky with an Academy Award-winning performance from Natalie Portman. A twisted journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect. Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for 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. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina’s dark side begins to emerge.