“The Lady” is a biographical drama film released in 2011, directed by Luc Besson. The movie follows the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, played by Michelle Yeoh, a Burmese politician and human rights advocate who spent years under house arrest for her efforts to promote democracy in Burma (now known as Myanmar).
The film chronicles Suu Kyi’s life from her days as a student in Oxford to her return to Burma to care for her ailing mother and her subsequent involvement in the country’s pro-democracy movement. The film also explores Suu Kyi’s relationship with her husband, Michael Aris, played by David Thewlis, and the challenges they faced as a result of their political activism.
“The Lady” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Yeoh’s performance and the film’s portrayal of Suu Kyi’s life and work, while others criticized the film for oversimplifying the complexities of Burmese politics and the country’s struggle for democracy. Nonetheless, “The Lady” remains an important and inspiring film that sheds light on the life and work of one of the most important political figures of our time.
Duration: 132 min.