Take a look at the first images of Michelle Yeoh (via Collider) as Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in director Luc Besson's biopic The Lady (previously titled Into the Light).
David Thewlis plays her academic husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Aung San Suu Kyi led the opposition against the Burmese military junta that arrested her in 1989, and spent 15 years of the last 21 years under house arrest. The film's title is how the population referred to Aung San Suu Kyi (The Lady) once Burmese officials banned the utterance of her name.
Aung San Suu Kyi was finally freed this November.
Luc Besson said:
"It is the fight of a woman without any weapons, just her kindness and her mentality. [Suu Kyi] is very Gandhi like.
Novelist and screenwriter Rebecca Frayn wrote the script. The Lady opens in 1988, the year Dr. Michael Aris returned to Burma to attend to her sick mother, and closes in 1999, the year Dr. Michael Aris died of cancer.