Black Swan is a movie that I would ordinarily not be interested in at all – I mean it’s about ballet – except for the involvement of one Mr. Darren Aronofsky. You see Aronofsky is really quite brilliant having given us the wonderful Requiem For A Dream, as well as last years The Wrestler.

Plus he cast Natalie Portman who has been remarkable in everything (save Star Wars) since her début in Léon. The story follows Portman’s ballet dancer, as she competes with Mila Kunis’ character for a prize role in Swan Lake.

The movie was reported to have a dark and visceral overtone and this is immediately evident in the new trailer for the project, which shows that Aronofsky has lost none of his visual flair. There’s a HD version over on if the below embedded clip leaves you wanting more.

We have also be treated to the first poster for the movie, which will début at this years Venice Film Festival, before going on US release in December. We have to wait until January 21st for the pleasure.

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  1. nicola-t

    Funnily enough I’d be almost the opposite. Looks really interesting, love the trailer, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, great. But the fly in the ointment?

    Darren Aronofsky.

    For me, his films always look like they’re gonna be great but when I get to watching them I’m always left cold. I’ve never enjoyed his films as much as I think I should.

    That said, I’ll probably still watch this, reminds me of Suspiria and that was good fun. Don’t take that comment as a criticism of Aronofsky or the writers though, I’m sure it’s not actually like Suspiria. It just reminds me of it.


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