New Trailer For The Lady Online

Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic

New Trailer For The Lady Online

by Owen Williams |
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A few weeks on from the teaser, here's a full trailer for The Lady, Luc Besson's biopic of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis.

As you'd expect, much more is revealed this time, both in terms of the film's epic sweep, and its more intimate focus on the dynamic-but-conflicted Yeoh (Suu Kyi) and a weary-looking Thewlis (Suu Kyi's husband Michael Aris, who was suffering from cancer during the period the film covers).

Suu Kyi is known as The Lady by the Burmese population, since mention of her actual name is forbidden. She spent fifteen years under house arrest in Rangoon, after her National League For Democracy won 60% of the vote against the Burmese military Junta in the 1990 general election, but the results were declared void. She was finally released last November. Rather than take in her whole story, the film takes place in the years between 1988 and 1999.

Besson calls Suu Kyi "more of a heroine than Joan of Arc," and describes her cause as "the fight of a woman without any weapons but kindness." The Lady is out in most of Europe in November and December, but there doesn't seem to be a UK release date so far.

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