Nina was a dancer in a ballet company. her mother Erica was a former dancer who ended her career while pregnant with Nina. for the new production of Swan Lake, the company director, Thomas wanted something different. he forced Beth, the current main dancer of the company to retire and opened an audition for the rest of the dancers. he wanted a lead dancer who could play both the fragile White Swan as well as its dark twin, the Black Swan. after a tough competition, Nina was finally selected as the Swan Queen, playing both the White and the Black Swan. although Nina was perfect for the White Swan, she lacked the passion to dance the Black Swan. she got to know another dancer named Lily, who was so wild and perfect for the Black Swan. with pressure from her mother and Thomas frequent critics, Nina started noticing strange happenings around her, seeing and experiencing things that she sometimes wasn't sure was real.
the film was so disturbing in a bloody way it often made us flinched or looked away from the screen for comfort. the story started out slow, but after the first sign of insanity surfaced, it picked up its pace and pushed us unto one intense ride. for many scenes and characters, they did not progress in a way that they were expected to. the film was both thrilling and horrific, maintaining the dread and darkness, highlighting it with disturbing injuries that gave us more than enough goose bumps to stick around obediently until its very end. it was like watching a distorted version of Swan Lake, where the combination of beauty and horror made it brilliant, even fear itself wasn't enough to turn us away from its attraction.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Darren Aronofsky
- released: 2010
- casts: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau, Janet Montgomery
- language: English
- genre: Mystery/Thriller