The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the 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. It’s 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. Stars Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis.
Luc Besson was born in Paris. He is a writer, director and producer with over a hundred credits to his name. His feature films include Subway (85), The Big Blue (88), Nikita (90), Léon: The Professional (94), The Fifth Element (97), Joan of Arc (99), Angel-A (05) and The Lady (11).
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Monday September 12
Roy Thomson Hall
Tuesday September 13
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
Saturday September 17
Scotiabank Theatre 2