DIRECTED BY LUC BESSON
FRANCE/UNITED KINGDOM, 2011, 127 MIN, RATED R
IN ENGLISH AND BURMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
From one of the world’s most ambitious craftsmen of large-scale cinematic entertainment comes this sweeping account of a true hero of our time. Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) takes on the extraordinary and inspiring story of Burmese pro-democracy activist, leader, and political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the tenacious long-distance bond she maintained with her British husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis, War Horse, “Remus Lupin” in the Harry Potter series) while under the first decade of her house arrest. Shot largely in Thailand and Burma, whose beautiful cities, fertile jungles, and diverse cultures fill the screen with dynamic color and rich detail, THE LADY tells the story of Suu Kyi’s simultaneous triumph and tragedy. At once epic and intimate, disturbing and galvanizing, this profound love story set against a backdrop of political upheaval celebrates the struggle of a people and the difference that a single strong-willed individual can make in the world.