A Luc Besson film, The Lady is one of the greatest love stories set against a background of polictial turmoil which continues today. It is the extraordinary story of how Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband Michael Aris (David Thewlis) gave up their happiness at great cost when the wife’s country called upon her. Yet despite distance, long separations, danger and an actively hostile regime their love endured until the end.
The Lady tells the story of Burma’s democracy movement and the woman at the centre of it, it’s inspiration and hope. Burma’s desperate struggle still goes on today and both ‘The Lady’, as she is popularly known, and the country still refuse to give up their goal.
Written by: Rebecca Frayn
Director: Luc Besson
Producers: Virginie Besson-Silla, Andy Harries
Executive Producer: Georges Langlois
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