BLACK SWAN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9.30PM, ELEVEN

Is the pres­sure of striv­ing to be­come a star bal­le­rina get­ting to Nina ( Natalie Port­man)? Or has all that time wait­ing in the wings al­ready got the bet­ter of this achingly vul­ner­a­ble young woman? As is direc­tor Dar­ren Aronof­sky’s pre­ferred style, an­swers are kept tan­ta­lis­ingly just out of the reach of per­plexed view­ers. How­ever, few could ever dis­pute the refi ned cal­i­bre of Port­man’s Os­car- win­ning per­for­mance.

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