If you’ve been looking forward to Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, you’re about to be very happy. That’s because we’ve been provided with 9 clips and you can check them all out after the jump. As I’ve said a number of times, Black Swan is one of the best films of the year and Natalie Portman is absolutely getting nominated for an Oscar for her amazing work. In fact, I think she’ll win.
And while Portman is phenomenal, credit has to be given to Aronofsky has taking everything he’s learned over the past few years and created what might be his best work. While I love to nitpick movies, I wouldn’t change a thing about Black Swan. Hit the jump for the clips. The film opens this weekend in limited release.
A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox Searchlight Pictures release by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER), BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and at times terrifying 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.
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.