A teaser trailer for Luc Besson’s The Lady has been released. The film, a heavy hitting political drama is a big departure for Besson as he tells the story of Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The film stars Yeoh & David Thewlis in an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple & family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. The Lady takes place between 1988 when Aung San Suu Kyi left Oxford to visit her sick mother & ended up staying in Burma & 1999, the year her husband Michael Aris [Thewlis], died after being diagnosed with cancer. The Lady will play at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival & opens September 12th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Synopsis: "The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. It’s a story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The Lady was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine."
The [micro-sized?] posters come via Deadline.