THE LADY is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic 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. 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.
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Paralyzes history and human drama with relentless hagiography.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 04.10.2012
The narrative of the political neophyte's extraordinary courage as one of the founders of the National League for Democracy, who endured house arrest for 15 years, is often secondary to Suu Kyi as wife and mother separated from her loved ones.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 04.10.2012
"I don't like this cult of personality," Suu Kyi tells her husband on the patio. The Lady, on the other hand, is all for it.Ella Taylor, NPR, 04.12.2012
"The Lady" presents a stately, rather dull portrayal of a loving marriage stymied by the whims of political necessity and fascist generals.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 04.12.2012