We are delighted to announce that Burma Action Ireland will be hosting a pre-screening introduction, starting at 8pm for 20 mins.
Michelle Yeoh plays political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi in this biopic from Luc Besson. Focusing on her relationship with British husband Michael Aris (David Thewlis), it tells the story of their enforced separation while the pro-democracy campaigner was under house arrest in Burma. Opening with Michael’s discovery that he has cancer, it unravels the build-up to Suu’s heartbreaking decision not to visit him in Britain, for fear of never returning to the people who elected her their leader. In many ways, it’s the story of the man behind the woman, and terrific performances from both Thewlis and Yeoh help deliver a moving, mature love story.This is a worthwhile tribute with unforgettable scenes and an awards-worthy performance from Yeoh.
Dir: Luc Besson France/UK 2011 132 mins Cert: 1
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse
Burma Action Ireland (Gníomhaíocht ar son Bhurma in Éirinn in the Irish language) was set up in May 1996 to raise awareness of the current situation in Burma and the repressive nature of the ruling regime. It is composed of individuals involved in development, human rights and justice issues. The association is non-party political, non-denominational and committed to non-violent means. It does not take policy positions on issues unrelated to Burma.