A whole bunch of great-looking people showed up at Roy Thomson Hall last night, effortlessly mugging for the camera at the premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s ballet psychodrama Black Swan. As beautiful stars like Vincent Cassel, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, and Babara Hershey walked down the red carpet, it looked a bit like a procession of all the men and women we’ve ever dated. Mila Kunis, who plays the sexed-up rival to Natalia Portman’s prima ballerina in Black Swan, was nowhere to be found. Our bet is that she was in some dingy recording study laying down tracks for some new squawking Family Guy talking keychain or something. But absent the film’s co-star, everyone looked lovely. And then after all the glamour and blinding flashbulb flickers, cast, crew, and audience alike were treated to a whacked out thriller about ballet. Ladies and gentlemen, we humbly submit to you that this is what the Toronto International Film Festival is all about. Or part of it anyway.
Photos by Christopher Drost/Torontoist.
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