The theatrical trailer for Luc Besson’s true-life tale The Lady has been released. The film tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband’s quest for democracy in Burma. Michelle Yeoh, (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)—stars as Suu Kyi, who’s spend the majority of the last two decades under house arrest thanks to the ruling military junta (she’s currently free, though who knows for how long), while David Thewlis plays her husband.
The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the 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. It’s 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 out starting November in Europe and a US release date is still to be decided.