Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Black swan

The Black Swan had mixed reviews so I was interested to see the movie with a bit of a dark side.
It stars Natalie Portman as a ballerina with an over protective Mother, she is striving for perfection within her art and so wants to dance the Swan Queen.
Natalie in her role as Nina, is both strong, fragile and vulnerable. She fits the role of the White Swan beautifully whilst her ballet company friend Lilly, fits the role of the Black Swan.  In order to succeed Nina must be able to dance both parts.
The film is highly sexual with Nina swinging between self exploration, fantasising about her female friend and sexual energy between herself and the company director. Wouldn't recommend watching with your elderly parents!!!!
This film has quite a macabre, dark side which touches on self-harm and eating disorders whilst Nina is struggling with her fragile state of mind.  On occasions it had the shock factor.
This is not a film which I could say I enjoyed but it was certainly interesting and made me think.

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