Hands & Feet | Whiplash & Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash are both about young artists pushing themselves to the brink of self-destruction, all in the name of their art. In this video essay, Fernando Andrés presents a side by side comparison of the films, making a case that they can be viewed as companion pieces, two sides of the same narrative coin.


Natalie Portman


Side by Side


Psychological Drama


Psychological Thriller


Damien Chazelle


Whiplash