The Lady is a biopic about Aung San Suu Kyi who is an important political hero for the people of Burma in their quest for democracy. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, and Jonathan Raggett. Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional, and La Femme Nikita) directed the film. It looks to be a very well done film with an important message.
“THE LADY is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. THE LADY was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine.”
The Lady will be in select theatres April 13, 2012.