VOA Burmese Blog

December 19, 2011

“The Lady” Movie premiere in New York City

French Director, Luc Besson’s biopic of ” The Lady” tells a story of an Oxford housewife who became an icon of democracy around the world. Starring in the film is Actress Michelle Yeoh who has gotten great reviews for her great performance and amazing resemblance to the lady. While Besson conveyed a great untold love story of Burma’s democratic leader, audience members took in the bigger picture of politics in Burma.



In this other clip, Besson reveals why he made this film and why the film portrays a love story that we’ve never heard of before. Actress Michelle Yeoh went into Burma only a few months ago and ran into meticulous scrutiny while being there. However, she says she is still optimistic ( warily optimistic) about talks of reform in the country.




  1. ံံhay you all! Do not show this picture in Myanmar(Burma). We the people here do not interest the love life of (Daw) Aung Sann Sukyi. We love her since she was young because she is the daughter of our much beloved national hero Gen. Aung San who was assassinated when she was only one year old. Most Burmese people disappointed when we heard about her marriage with a foreigner which violated burmese traditional culture. Now we love her as our best political leader. But , if possible, we want to forget about her marriage life .

    Comment by Daedoe Tutu — December 19, 2011 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  2. Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel de la Paz y ‘Embajadora de Conciencia’ de AI, simboliza la resistencia democrática a un régimen castrense que ahora se disfraza con una “parodia de elecciones”.Un respetuoso Daw (‘La Dama’) precede, hasta hacerse inseparable, el nombre de la dirigente opositora birmana Aung San Suu Kyi, Premio Nobel de la Paz 1991 y ‘Embajadora de Conciencia’ 2009 de Amnistía Internacional.

    Comment by jose luis — February 10, 2012 @ 7:43 am | Reply

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