Black Swan (2010)

By Ahmed Al Kiremli

Movie Story

A ballet dancer struggles and works hard to win the lead role as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. To perform the roles of both the white and black swans, she struggles to control and prepare herself perfectly for the role.

Ahmed Al Kiremli Opinion

Natalie Portman deservingly won the Oscar for best leading actress. The role was not at all easy, or maybe it’s just because she acted so well that you feel the role is so difficult, so complicated. One moment she’s sad; another moment she’s happy. On the other hand, the role took her more than a year to prepare for because she used to be a ballet dancer but hadn’t danced for more than a decade. Such a role is really hard to perform, and again, she deserved the Oscar for it. Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel also gave very good performances.
The director produced a good movie, but confusing. The script was not so good, but the music was very nice, especially the piano. Is it an entertaining movie to watch? No, because the story is very sad and bewildering. Sometimes you start doubting your own memory because you don’t know if the lead character is in the real world or in her imagination; she fights with her inner self and gets lost in her own mind.
The pressure of such competition is immense. Many dancers lose control and fail to continue, but not to the degree that they kill themselves! What’s so true about the movie is how it shows the jealousy of women; you can feel it in any competitive environment, whether at work or at a ballet studio.

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Drama, Mystery and Thriller


Darren Aronofsky, Known for / Requiem for a Dream (2000), Pi (1998) and The Fountain (2006)

Main Cast

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel

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