New The Lady trailer powers home the storyt
Luc Besson could have a huge film on his hands, and one that might play a small part in the positive changes going on in the world today, and judging from the trailer it will be down to a hugely dramatic true story, the life so far of Aung San Suu Kyi, and a powerful performance from Michelle Yeoh.
The new trailer does focus the mind more on the terrible choice that she had to face from the military controllers of Burma, her husband and family or fighting for her country, which meant house arrest for an unbelievable fifteen years of her life.
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese democratic politician who spent some fifteen years of her life under house arrest by the controlling military. During that time the democratic party she stood for was officially voted to lead the country by the people yet the military rulers declared the elections void, continued to rule, and kept her under house arrest as an example to others.
During the filming of The Lady, which had to be filmed in secret while in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from her house arrest and created a new twist to the story, one that we hope will continue and may well end in the arrival of full democracy and the departure of military rule.
The Luc Besson film has cast Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi and she looks very much the part, and the new trailer delivers more of her playing off of the character of her husband who is played by David Thewlis, and from the looks of it offers another powerful performance.
The new trailer comes through First Showing and while it has French subtitles it's not a problem unless the military are speaking, and their intentions aren't difficult to understand, the moments where she plays opposite them are very powerful, but it's the story of her and her husband that is the most emotional part of it. How could you make such a decision?