A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”.
“Black Swan” is a psychological horror-thriller movie directed by Darren Aronofsky and released in 2010. The movie follows Nina Sayers (played by Natalie Portman), a ballerina who is chosen to play the lead role in her ballet company’s production of “Swan Lake.” As Nina strives for perfection in her performance, she begins to experience psychological breakdowns and hallucinations that blur the lines between reality and fantasy.
The movie explores themes of perfectionism, mental illness, sexuality, and the pressures of the competitive world of ballet. It received critical acclaim for its cinematography, direction, and performances, particularly Portman’s portrayal of Nina. “Black Swan” was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the awards for Best Actress for Portman and Best Cinematography.