Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Mark Heyman
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis
Release Date : December 1, 2010
Black Swan is the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in New York city ballet company whose life 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.
The movie has already been in news because of the kissing and other intimate scenes between Portman and Kunis.