Black Swan

A psychological thriller set in the world of the New York ballet. With Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 9 February 2011

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Where: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH – 0161 228 7621


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What: A psychological thriller set in the world of the New York 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).

Black Swan follows the story of Nina, a ballerina whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) desides 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 aswell.

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.

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