Catalogue Number: 263-6201
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Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman as stunningly talented but dangerously unstable New York City ballet dancer Nina Sayers enters into this proactive psychological thriller that exhilarated audiences and critics as it became the number one film of the year. Nina lives with her obsessed former ballerina mother Erica played by Barbara Hershey who exerts a suffocating control over her. Pushed to breaking point by her driven artistic director, Vincent Cassel amplifying the intense battle of wills as he decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre, Winona Ryder for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake. Nina discovers she has competition with a talented and ambitious new arrival Lily, Mila Kunis, who seems intent on edging her out of the spotlight as reality starts to slip away. Nina expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship Nina’s all-consuming obsessions spin out of control plunging her into the depths of a nightmare that not only threaten her sanity but her life. This supernatural-flavoured psychosomatic thriller from director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) and screenplay by Mark Hayman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin.