The Lady is a French-English co-production directed by Luc Besson, starring Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi and David Thewlis as her late husband Michael Aris. Yeoh describes the film as "an incredible love story" against the background of "political turmoil".
Paris Match shared her opinion, naming the film an extraordinary story of love between her deceased husband and a woman who sacrifices her personal happiness for her people.
Michelle Yeoh called the film "a labour of love" but also confessed it had felt intimidating for her to play the Nobel laureate. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watched "The Lady" before she met the real Aung San Suu Kyi. After this meeting she publicly endorsed the film as well for an audience that won't ever have the chance to have this privilege which Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh shared with her: "It was a moving experience for me and I think it will be for you."
In 1947, when Aung San Suu Kyi is two years old, her father Aung San leads Burma to independence. But soon afterwards, on 19 July 1947, he along with a group of his colleagues is assassinated by a military death squad.
As an adult she goes to England, finds a loving husband and has a