Everyone on the Sound On Sight team agrees that The Black Swan, the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream) was without a doubt the best film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. I would even go so far as to say it is the best film I saw all year long so far. Well Empire has recently released these incredible international posters for the film that we felt was worth sharing. You can see them below under the synopsis for the film and while you’re here, be sure to read Simon Howell’s awesome review of the movie.
Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), 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 retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona 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 with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.