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Natalie Portman as the <strong><em>Black Swan</em></strong>

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

The <strong><em>Black Swan</em></strong>

The dark tale with psychological twists stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a technically brilliant ballerina whose life takes some strange turns after being picked as the lead in a New York City production of Swan Lake. Pressures mount as her overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey) pushes her to succeed and her manipulative dance master (Vincent Cassel) commands her to be more seductive and loose in her performance.

Complicating matters is the arrival of Lily (Mila Kunis), a sultry dancer who exhibits all the innate ease and sexuality that Nina lacks. Nina begins to fixate on the newcomer as the two forge an unusual relationship.

Black Swan will premiere at The 67th Venice International Film Festival on the evening of September 1 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema), following the opening ceremony.

Brian B.