Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Lady

by Tom Wright, via

So it's not all maternal anxiety and nursery planning around these parts. On Tuesday evening I attended a Newsweek/Daily Beast screening of The Lady, a new film by Luc Besson about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi. Aside from snippets in the news, I'm embarrassed to say how few details of this story I knew.

Luc Besson travelled to Burma as a tourist and filmed some jaw-dropping footage of Burma's landscapes for The Lady (much of the rest of the movie was filmed in Thailand.) In my trips to Thailand and Laos I've been quite close to the Burmese border (but still worlds away.) I'd love to see the temples of Bagan in person one day...hopefully in a Burma that's truly democratic.

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