Jul 2010 22

The 67th Venice International Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, Black Swan which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder.

Aronofsky received the prestigious Golden Lion 65th Venice Film Festival for The Wrestler in 2008.

Black Swan is a thriller set in New York City in which Natalie Portman plays a ballerina, Nina, who finds herself in a destructive game of intrigue with her new rival in the dance company, played by Mila Kunis.  The film takes frightening twist and turns as Portman’s character becomes more and more like the Black Swan queen she portrays.

“The cast and crew of Black Swan are both excited and humbled by the festival’s invitation. It is an honor to walk the great red carpet on the Lido and we are excited to premier our film to the wonderful audiences in Venice,” said Aronofsky.

“What an honor and privilege it is to be selected as the opening night film,” said Fox Searchlight Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley. “We could not have asked for a better launch for Darren and ‘Black Swan’ than the Venice International Film Festival.”

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