What is the "Black Swan" about?
Psychological thriller "Black Swan" isDarren Aronofsky's excellent directing work. All his films have a share of unpredictability, which allows us, the audience, to anticipate the development of the plot. It took 10 years to realize the scenario in what can today be called a cultural masterpiece.
It would seem that the film about ballet is trivial andboring. But when the story goes about the rivalry for the main role, even a small crystal ballerina from a music box can turn into a black, albeit noble, swan.
So what is the "Black Swan" about? First of all, about the problems that are in us. Perfectionist, who knows the price of success, Nina (Natalie Portman) - a ballerina in the New York Ballet, who devoted her life to dance and her profession. Thanks to the upbringing of the mother, the former ballerina, she learned to be ideal in everything against her inner nature. At the same time, because of total control, she lacks freedom of choice in life, freedom of the body. Running under someone else's mask, Nina has to kill in herself everything white and good. An alien beginning seeps into it and makes you wonder who is Nina, and who is the Black Swan? Reviews about this picture range from negative to enthusiastic. Despite the rich cast of actors (Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder), the film with a difficult story could not please everyone. Aronofsky slightly simplified his characteristic art-house style, smoothed the corners of intricacy and added a comprehensible for everyone beauty and sincerity of feelings. You can just tune in to the beautiful and fully enjoy the viewing. "Black Swan" Portman brought the statuette of Oscar, and it's not at all strange, because the actress gave the whole range of feelings, typical for the struggle of the dark and bright sides of the ballerina. In this film, the scenes of reality and mind games are harmoniously transmitted.
This is not just a story about what needs to be changed inyourself to play a major role, and what you need to go to become a Black Swan. It is not necessary to understand the ballet to understand how complicated and crafty the world of pointe, classical music and theater scenes are.
We hope, now you understand what the "Black Swan" is about. Be sure to check out this wonderful and slightly philosophical film.