Must Watch: Full Trailer for Luc Besson's 'The Lady' with Michelle Yeoh
Aung San Suu Kyi! Aung San Suu Kyi! You'll be chanting, too! A full theatrical trailer for the Luc Besson directed biopic drama The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh as real-life Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has debuted and it's a must watch. Besson has gone all out to tell the full story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her oppression in Burma, giving us a very triumphant and cinematic trailer to set things up this awards season. He definitely caught my attention, I'm very interested in seeing this. David Thewlis also co-stars as her husband Michael Aris in the film. Give this a shot, it looks surprisingly good, might get some awards.
Watch the full theatrical trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, in high def via 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 (La Femme Nikita, Leon, Fifth Element, Angel-A, Adèle Blanc-Sec) and will arrive in limited theaters sometime this year for an Oscar run.