Shepard Fairey's Teaser Posters for 'The Lady' Starring Michelle Yeoh

August 23, 2011
Source: In Contention

The Lady Teaser Poster

Democracy in Burma! Support Human Rights! I know this is the second post about The Lady we've had today, but these posters are too gorgeous to pass up, as they were designed by none other than Shepard Fairey, of the Obama poster and They Live. Luc Besson's The Lady, which we just featured a teaser trailer for today, stars Michelle Yeoh as real-life Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi, who can be seen on the right side. Suu Kyi was released from house arrest after 21 years last November and Luc Besson quickly, and fairly quietly, made a movie about her starring Yeoh, as seen on the left side poster. Definitely eye-catching!

These were teased first by Deadline, but In Contention has the full reveal. Click on either one to see bigger.

The Lady PosterThe Lady Poster

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.

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  • Saving the world, one cliché at a time, well done Shep.
  • tno
    Shepard Fairey is the equivalent of P. Diddy when it comes to art and originality. 
    • P Diddlers is a legend in the music making world, he plays golf n shit. Bad Boys fo Life. I still can't get over the fact he had Biggy killed so he could do a tune with Sting.
  • happy camper
    Same old stuff Fairey...
  • Shepsucks
    We get it Shep, you know how to do one thing, well...but now there are many doing your "ting" and some BETTER...get over yourself and your craptastic clothing line.




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