Pick of the Day: The Lady

Directed by Luc Besson, this biopic on legendary Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband Michael Aris was released in 2011. In April of 2012, of course, she made history when she and 42 of her National League for Democracy Party colleagues were elected to seats in Parliament.

A few weeks later, their planned entry into Parliament hit a snag when Suu Kyi and her NLDP MPs refused to swear an oath to safeguard the constitution. They aren’t fans of the constitution because it guarantees 25 per cent of Parliamentary seats to the Burmese military, which they feel is inappropriate. They are not without bargaining power in their quest to bring democratic reform to their country as Burmese president Thein Sein is desperate to see sanctions that have been imposed by the West lifted.

The Lady screens tonight at the RPL Theatre at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer.

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