27 Feb '11, 3am

Black Swan's dark and psychotic but Oscar-golden too

Black Swan's dark and psychotic but Oscar-golden too

plays a schizophrenic ballerina in “Black Swan". Her portrayal of the ballerina is so undeniably brilliant in the re-telling of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet of “Swan Lake”, a tale about twins Odile (Black Swan) and Odette (White Swan) and the fight between good and evil through dance. Portman plays the beautiful but sexually innocent ballerina, Nina Sayers who's given the role of “Swan Queen” by Thomas (Vincent Cassel), the artistic director of a New York City ballet company. In the prized role of prima ballerina, 'Nina' breezes through the angelic and poised routine of the White Swan, but finds it extremely hard to interpret the sensuous Black Swan. The drive to become the perfect Black Swan pushes her to the edge of madness as she does the unimaginable to get what she wants, while faced with her fears as she sees dismissed prima ballerina Beth (Winona Ryder) wallowing ...

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