DEVOTION

THE LADY (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

This autobiographical film tells of how Aung San Suu Kyi became the political figure and her relationship with her husband, Michael Aris.

Watching this in a theatre full of foreigners really brought out a different feeling. It’s as if you could feel their joy and rage at all times during the different parts of the movie. You can’t help but feel unfair when she goes under house arrest, or when her family are prohibited from visiting her or vice versa. There’s a scene where she starts playing the piano and causes panic among the soldiers guarding her house. That was really funny, and in a later scene, when she starts playing the piano again, the same guard acknowledges it as “music” not some threat. Even under house arrest, she manages to have a positive influence.

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