Must Watch: Powerful New French Trailer for Luc Besson's 'The Lady'
"You are free to choose madam: your husband and children, or your country." This looks outstanding, I'm anxious, very anxious, to see it! A brand new French trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi, has debuted recently, thanks to Awards Daily, and it's magnificent, one of the better trailers of this awards season. The first full official US trailer for this hit in early October, and it was quite impressive, too, but this one completely wins me over. It focuses more on the romance between Suu and her husband Michael Aris, played by David Thewlis, but the intensity and emotion is still there.
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 arrives in limited theaters December 2nd for a quick Oscar run.