I’m hugely looking forward to watching Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s new thriller which revolves around a production of Swan Lake by a prestigious New York City ballet company. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. One dancer, Nina (Portman), is a perfect fit for the White Swan, while Lily (Kunis) has a personality that matches the Black Swan. When the two compete for the parts, Nina finds a dark side to herself.
Portman is one of my favourite actors, plus the ballet costumes are all made by Rodarte – can it get much better?
It can. The film posters are beautifully designed, inspired by traditional ballet posters and obviously deeply influenced by Art Deco.
Darren Aronofsky stated that he commissioned the posters with the “aim to convey the grace and fragility of the White Swan in contrast to the aggression and power of the Black Swan,” the central theme of the films narrative.