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You've heard about Aung San Suu Kyi as the pro-democracy leader in Burma, now see her personal story as told by those who know her best.

THE LADY is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. THE LADY 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. Starring Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies, Memoirs of a Geisha), and David Thewlis (Harry Potter film series. Naked, Dragonheart, War Horse); directed by Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional, Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc).


Breaking international news from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (aka Burma) reports that the party of the nation’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has won landslide election victory, that will lead to a dramatic reversal for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi to take public office, after 15 years of house arrest and the violent suppression of her supporters.

“Suu Kyi's struggle is one of the most extraordinary examples of civil courage in Asia in recent decades.” - The Norwegian Nobel Committee (1991)

“In physical stature she is petite and elegant, but in moral stature she is a giant. Big men are scared of her. Armed to the teeth and they still run scared.” - Desmond Tutu

“She is a hero of mine and a source of inspiration.” - Barack Obama

“She’s my hero” – Bono

The film’s running time is 127 minutes; it is rated R

Showtimes and tickets available Tuesday, April 10 at

Added by landmark on April 4, 2012

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