Black Swan: Blu Ray Review
Released by 20th Century Fox and Roadshow
It's the film which won an Oscar and Golden Globes for
Natalie Portman's portrayal of a ballet dancer.
And it's still as confounding as on its initial release earlier this
Set in New York, this latest from The
Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky follows a ballet company which is about to
put on a new version of Swan Lake.
Nina Sayers, a control freak of a dancer who's pushed herself as far as she can
go for her role; with an obsessive desire to be part of the new production,
she's gone right to the physical edge for the role of the Black Swan.
As Sayers starts to work on loosening up and getting
in touch with her darker side, she forms a friendship with fellow dancer Lily
(Mila Kunis). But as the show draws ever closer and she tries to channel the
deeper more disturbed Black Swan, Nina's world starts to fall apart amid
jealousy and paranoia.
Black Swan is astounding,
confounding, audacious, confusing and compelling viewing in equal parts.
It's a dizzying head trip of a film at times lead by
Portman's Sayers; she captures the fragility and the delicateness of the
physicality of the dancing role as well as the mental tone too.
Still a spellbinding watch Black Swan demands your
attention and that's no bad thing.