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Black Swan

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Original title
Black Swan
Running time
109 min.
United States United States
John McLaughlin, Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz
Clint Mansell
Matthew Libatique
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Fox Searchlight
Drama | Ballet. Psychological Drama. Psychological Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
Nina (Natalie Portman) is 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 obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. 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 (Mila 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—a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
2010: Oscar Awards: Best Actress (Portman). 5 Nominations, including Best Picture
2010: Golden Globe: Best Actress (Portman). 4 Nominations, including Best Picture
2010: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Portman). 12 Nominations, incl. Best Picture
2010: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
2010: Venice Film Festival: Best New Young Actor or Actress (Mila Kunis)
2010: 4 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film, Director, Actress, Cinematography
2010: Satellite Awards: 5 Nominations, including Best Director
2010: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography
2010: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2011: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2010: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress. 12 Nominations, including Best Picture
2010: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Portman), Original Score. 6 Nom.
2010: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2010: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2010: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2010: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress (Portman). 3 Nominations
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