Film Screening, Q&A: The Lady
Ang Lee, Asia Society, Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch present
Dir. Luc Besson. 2011. 127 min. 35mm.
Screening introduced by Ang Lee.
Q&A with director Luc Besson and actress Michelle Yeoh.
Followed by a reception.
The Lady tells the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and her British husband Michael Aris. It is an epic tale of the peaceful quest of “The Lady,” a name bestowed upon her by the Burmese people who see the heroine as a beacon of grace and courage.
Directed by renowned filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element; La Femme Nikita; Leon: The Professional), The Lady is a story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The film was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine. The Lady features an unforgettable and powerful performance by Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Memoirs of a Geisha) in the title role.
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