Director Luc Besson is working on The Lady, a movie about the life of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The film is starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Here’s a first look at The Lady:
“The film will chart her remarkable journey from housewife bringing up her children in Oxford to taking on the power of Burma’s generals by becoming opposition leader.
It will be set between 1988 – when Aung San Suu Kyi left Oxford to visit her sick mother and ended up staying – and 1999, the year Aris died after being diagnosed with cancer. Aris had been forbidden from entering Burma, a decision that left Aung San Suu Kyi with the almost impossible decision of whether to stay or go”
I’m no fan of Aung San Suu Kyi: I think people who supported her and the embargo over the year were blind to Burma’s plight and just made it heavier… But I’ll still go watch The Lady because I’m definitely fan of Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh.