International ‘Black Swan’ teaser posters

Posted by · 11:00 am · October 15th, 2010

Okay, now we’re talking. By now, you should be quite familiar with the US one-sheet for Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” — an attractively demure (and unexpectedly snow-white) design that coyly masks the sexy, shadowy craziness served up by the erotic ballet thriller. Now, however, a set of four international teaser posters have landed via Empire — and they certainly aren’t hiding the crazy. Love the alternately Expressionist and Art Deco flourishes and the stark, uniform color palette (though if they were really channeling the film, that red would be replaced with blush-pink). My favorite among the quartet previewed above — check ’em all out after the cut.

[Images: Empire]




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  • 1 10-15-2010 at 11:05 am

    Dean said...

    Epic

  • 2 10-15-2010 at 11:11 am

    Pete said...

    Stunned

  • 3 10-15-2010 at 11:13 am

    Brent Guy said...

    Wow. Just fantastic stuff.

  • 4 10-15-2010 at 11:16 am

    R.J. said...

    Those are some beautiful posters, especially the last one.

  • 5 10-15-2010 at 11:17 am

    Graysmith said...

    Dayumn.

    I can’t imagine these will ever actually be shown in movie theaters though. Ah yes, the Empire website does state limited edition. Beautiful nevertheless.

  • 6 10-15-2010 at 12:00 pm

    Mike_M said...

    Love #2 and #3…

  • 7 10-15-2010 at 12:44 pm

    Speaking English said...

    The first two are the best.

  • 8 10-15-2010 at 1:27 pm

    Michael said...

    WOW! December 1st get here NOW!!!! I love all four of them!!!

  • 9 10-15-2010 at 1:33 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Amazing. Seriously, these are fantastic! I would like them all.

  • 10 10-15-2010 at 1:40 pm

    Lucas said...

    Simply gorgeous.

  • 11 10-15-2010 at 3:34 pm

    Rashad said...

    meh

  • 12 10-15-2010 at 4:24 pm

    The Dude said...

    Forgive my French, but these are fucking stunning.

  • 13 10-15-2010 at 6:04 pm

    Raffi said...

    these are quite stunning. I love the look and feel of these. Why can’t we get stuff like this here in the US?

  • 14 10-16-2010 at 12:12 pm

    Armando said...

    @Raffi…
    The reason is that posters like these don’t sell a movie in the US.

  • 15 10-17-2010 at 11:14 am

    Lazarus said...

    Style-wise, this is very similar to what they did with V For Vendetta, also starring Portman, although those posters were more of a wartime sloganeering variety.

  • 16 11-16-2010 at 12:22 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    Hadn’t seen these until now, and they’re reason enough to start collecting film posters. Riveting.

  • 17 12-15-2010 at 1:46 pm

    Art Critic said...

    I don’t feel like #1 is telling me anything about the film. If I knew nothing about the film, I might not even know the figure was supposed to be a ballerina. #3 tells me more, but it still seems too generic. I can connect the idea of a ballerina’s grace and a swan’s grace without knowing anything about the movie. However, most Art Deco posters were generic in their time. You could swap products from any Capiello poster and never notice, or change the name of almost anything Cassandre created with little impact to the work. Anyway…
    #2 and #4 are my favorites. I hate to be the sick freak to point this out, but the negative space (that is, the white part) between the swan’s neck and wings, along with its red beak kind of resembles sexual anatomy. As horrifying as that might be, it was probably intentional. I enjoy the way the large, black bird completely encompasses the tiny, pure white ballerina. That tells me something about the movie.
    As for #4, it doesn’t portray anything about ballet, but it’s hard to miss the blending of good and evil. This, to me, is really what the film is about. But I would change the typeface on that one.