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thumbnail The Lady (2012, France, UK)

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Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge
Genre: Drama – Bio
Duration: 132 mins
Rated: R

Forty one years after Burmese democracy leader Aung San is murdered, his daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been living in Oxford with her academic husband, returns to Burma to visit her sick mother. She witnesses the brutality with which soldiers acting on orders from the military junta, crush political dissent, and she agrees to lead the National League for Democracy, as a result of which she is sentenced to house arrest. A poignant look at the woman who became the core of Burma’s democracy movement.

Screening Date: August 4th

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