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Black Swan

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15 Certificate
Title
103 Mins
Released
2010
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Packshot of Black Swan
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
2010

Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Nina (Natalie Portman) is an obsessive ballet dancer who lives with her controlling mother. When Nina wins the lead role in Swan Lake she must perform as both the fragile white swan and the passionate black swan. Pressure builds as the other dancers become jealous and her teacher criticises her every mistake. Nina starts to explore her dark side and gets closer to breaking point. With Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder. Sexual scenes, bloody self harm and strong language. Strobe effects.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Darren Aronofsky

Screenwriters

  • Mark Heyman and
  • Andres Heinz

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I felt it. Perfect. I was perfect.

Did you know?

  • Natalie Portman, who plays Nina, trained in ballet for a year in preparation for this role. In addition to dance training she swam for an hour every day to get the toning of a dancer's body.
  • Mila Kunis, who plays Lily, was friends with Natalie Portman before this film. Mila said in an interview that director Darren Aronofsky was not keen on their friendship and tried to start rivalry between them to help keep them in character.
  • Barbara Hershey, who plays Nina's mother, said in an interview that when she saw Natalie getting so thin during shooting she wanted to look after her and feed her.
  • Natalie Portman starred in Your Highness in the middle of training for this film.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2010 Actress In A Leading Role - Natalie Portman
  • 5 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2010 Actress In A Leading Role - Natalie Portman
    • 2010 Best Picture - Scott Franklin, Brian Oliver, Mike Medavoy
    • 2010 Cinematography - Matthew Libatique
    • 2010 Directing - Darren Aronofsky
    • 2010 Editing - Andrew Weisblum
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2010 Leading Actress - Natalie Portman
  • 12 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2010 Best Film - Scott Franklin, Brian Oliver, Mike Medavoy
    • 2010 Cinematography - Matthew Libatique
    • 2010 Costume Design - Amy Westcott
    • 2010 David Lean Award for Direction - Darren Aronofsky
    • 2010 Editing - Andrew Weisblum
    • 2010 Leading Actress - Natalie Portman
    • 2010 Make Up & Hair - Geordie Sheffer, Judy Chin
    • 2010 Original Screenplay - John J. McLaughlin, Andres Heinz, Mark Heyman
    • 2010 Production Design - Tora Peterson, Therese DePrez
    • 2010 Sound - Dominick Tavella, Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan
    • 2010 Special Visual Effects - Micheal Capton, William Kalinoski, Henrik Fett, Dan Schrecker
    • 2010 Supporting Actress - Barbara Hershey
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Natalie Portman
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Director - Motion Picture - Darren Aronofsky
    • 2011 Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Natalie Portman
    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Mila Kunis

Box Office

U.K.
£16.16 million
U.S.
$106.77 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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