IPOH: On the entertainment scene, actress Michelle Yeoh is hopeful to see her film, The Lady, depicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggles as a democracy icon for her country nominated to the Oscars for the Academy Awards next year.
In addition to an Oscar Award for the film, she is also hopeful that she will be nominated as Best Actress for her role in the film.
She is known for her role in the films Memoires of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which are award-winning films.
The film The Lady is more of a reflective image of the current situation in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The relentless abuses of their own government to their people are shown in the film.
The film focuses also on Suu Kyi (played by Michelle Yeoh in the film), a popular figure in Myanmar known for her role in challenging the government to promote democracy in governing the country and its people.
The real Suu Kyi won a Noble Peace Prize in 1991 and celebrated her 66th birthday lately. The film, directed by French director Luc Besson, is to be released at the end of the year.
At a press conference at the International Ipoh Run 2011, Yeoh exhorted reporters to hold reviews and give publicity to the film, The Lady, so this objective will be attained.
The film gives esteem and acknowledgement to the Noble Peace Prize winner who just celebrated her 66th birthday.