the lady yeoh Three New Clips From Luc Besson’s Michelle Yeoh Starring Aung San Suu Kyi Biopic ‘The Lady’

These three new clips have been released online for Luc Besson’s (La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element) upcoming biopic about pro-democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, starring Michelle Yeoh as Aung. Aung San Suu Kyi became an icon for democratic freedom after she spent 15 of the last 21 years under house arrest in Burma after leading the National League for Democracy in an election victory over the ruling military junta in 1990. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this film, words can’t begin to describe my admiration for Aung San Suu Kyi. The Lady’ is set for release November 30th. Check out my interview with Michelle Yeoh for the film here.

The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis). 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.