Black Swans are trending nowadays
Update: This post were written when I was waiting eagerly for the Black Swan movie. Find out how I felt once I got to see it…
Here comes Tights and Tiaras mandatory post on the up-coming new film by Aronofsky, The Black Swan.
Since you read this, it means you have an internet-connection. I’m going to assume that you use it every once in a while, further meaning, you have already heard about the new movie from the genious behind movies like “Requiem for a dream” and “The Wrestler”.
I’m really looking forward to this movie
If you haven’t (where have you been lately? In a box?), it’s a new, pshycological thriller starring Natalie Portman, set in the wings of the New York City Ballet’s theatre, as they stage a production of Swan Lake. Sounds cool, eh?
Also, they have made some kick-ass posters for the movie, and if you check in over at theballetbag.com, you can even win one! How ’bout that?! (And once you’re there, you can read tons of news around the new movie – the bag-ladies are slightly obsessed).
Since I’m only a meere ballet-dancer who don’t get VIP invitations to film-festivals and such, I haven’t, no matter how much I’d like to, yet seen the movie. But I heard the story goes something like this:
Nina (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 (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (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 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 threates to destroy her (from Imdb.com)
If you live in America, you can see the movie already next week. For us across the pond, we just have to wait still another month or so (so unfair!). Until then, enjoy the trailer – it’s really quite cool!
Have you seen the ballet “Swan Lake”? Click here to see our bedtime story, including our own take on the story of the famous ballet.
See you soon,