LFF Preview: Black Swan

From Netribution

Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan will screen tonight at the London Film Festival’s Jameson Gala. Starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder, this drama/horror is set in the physically and mentally demanding world of New York ballet.

Never thought that a film about ballet would have you on the edge of your seat? Think again. It’s less about ballet than about perfectionism, competition and control – the last word comes up again and again. Nina (Portman) is too controlled a dancer, says her over-attentive director, Tomas (Cassel), but, in fact, she is losing control of everything in her life.

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London Film Festival 2010: Dates Announced

From the LFF press office…

Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron announced today that The 54th BFI London Film Festival will take place fromWednesday 13 October through Thursday 28 October 2010.

The BFI London Film Festival champions creativity, originality, vision and imagination by annuallyshowcasing the best of contemporary world cinema, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental film. The Festival is a highly regarded and anticipated event in Europe’s cultural calendar, attracting leading international filmmakers, industry professionals and the media together with large public audiences to London for a two week showcase of the best in contemporary world cinema.

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