Enthralling Teaser Trailer for Luc Besson's 'The Lady' Unveiled Online
Whoa. That was my first thought watching this new teaser trailer. You wouldn't expect a biopic about the oppressed leader of Burma, known as The Lady, to be so intense/epic, but that's definitely the feeling they're going for with this. Yahoo has unveiled a teaser trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, a film about Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, played by Michelle Yeoh, who has been kept under house arrest by her own country for years even though she won an election. This has received a lot of attention recently, as Besson had to shoot it quietly, since there's still a real opposition to Suu Kyi in the world. But this looks fantastic!
Watch the first official teaser trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, via Yahoo:
You can also download The Lady teaser trailer in High Defintion from Yahoo
The Lady, a name for Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, focuses on the choice she had to make about whether to return to England and nurse her husband, who was dying of cancer, or to carry on fighting for democracy in Burma. Burma is controlled by a "military junta" paranoid about her popular support. She was first arrested in 1989 and spent part of the last 21 years as a prisoner in her own home, despite winning an election. The screenplay, written by Rebecca Frayn, was penned after 18 months of interviews with Suu Kyi's relatives and friends. The Lady was quietly directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson (The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita, Leon, Fifth Element, Angel-A, Adèle Blanc-Sec) and is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month.