In its beam, a DANCER materializes. She is fair-skinned.
Beautiful and pure.
air and carefree.
Scared, she peers into the darkness.
She stumbles backwards, frightened.
form is revealed, the demon ROTHBART.
She spins, panicking, but it’s too late. She disappears
beneath the beast’s cape.
CUT TO BLACK.
In the darkness, a pair of EYES. They belong to NINA, the
a teenager. Stuffed animals. Dolls. Pink and frilly.
Like all ballerinas, she’s beautiful and her feet are
in a ballerina’s bun.
night. I was dancing the White
Different choreography, like the
Bolshoi’s. It was the prologue,
Still no answer.
Nina continues to stretch.
You’re in a good mood.
I’m just excited to get back.
Look how pink. So pretty.
(inside joke) (inside joke)
tape, ribbon, thread, etc.
He certainly should. You’re the
through the sleeves.
Synopsis: Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge.
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey
Production: Fox Searchlight
Won 1 Oscar. Another 91 wins & 257 nominations.
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