The Lady

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi recently made headlines when her Burmese opposition party took 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower level of their parliament. Her journey to this place of success was anything but easy, and now her earlier rise to power in the 1990s has been fictionalized on film by French director Luc Besson. Michelle Yeoh stars as the lady in question and, together with David Thewlis, who plays her estranged and cancer-ridden husband, the two transcend the film’s historical and political background to give the audience a love story that is both moving and mature. Although it’s difficult to witness how horribly Suu Kyi suffered for her beliefs, it is worth it to see Yeoh’s performance.