The Lady is a 2011 biopic chronicling the life of Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi , who was under house arrest for 15 years. Despite her confinement, she managed to maintain her political power and remained an inspirational voice for the Burmese people. She was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1991. The film marks a departure for action film veterans, director Luc Besson and martial arts film star Michelle Yeoh. The movie also has a decidedly international feel, so it’ll be interesting to see how U.S. audiences respond to the film. But early buzz is that the film is worthy of significant award season consideration with many stating that Michelle Yeoh is a lock for a Best Actress Oscar nominee.
THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement.