TIFF 2010 | Black Swan

I usually don't bother with Hollywood movies at the TIFF, given the fact that they go on wide release at some future point anyway and can be seen with no hassle and stress. But hey, if you are lucky enough to take home two tickets for the most anticipated film at the TIFF, then who doesn't want to take the opportunity? Even the lady working at the box office, handing me my tickets, was envious of the fact that I had scored tickets to the last screening of "Black Swan"!

Black Swan
came right after La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi and I can tell you that much: my Saturday night was deep, dark, intense and far from disappointing. Natalie Portman shines like a swan and disturbs like a psycho in the movie, and I'm quite positive she will be nominated for (and may possibly win) big acting awards in the year to come. She plays an insecure ballerina who gets her big break of starring as the Swan Queen (both the black and the white swan) in an adventurous adaptation of Swan Lake. I won't say more than this brief introduction, as I don't want to ruin the whole experience for those who haven't yet seen the film.

Darren Aronofsky's Black swan is an intense, dark and well-make psychodrama - and Natalie just could not be better in her role!


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