In case you missed it: I found this poster (revealed about a couple of days ago) for The Lady quite intriguing since it really feels like more than simply promotional material for a movie, as if part of a greater movement. It is a teaser apparent since no credits other than that of director Luc Besson and stars Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis are visible. The November date is actually for the French release.

If the art looks familiar it’s because this is artist Shepard Fairey’s (he of the Obama “Hope” poster) take on his own depiction of Burmese democracy advocate and political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, the subject of the movie. I will admit though, Fairey’s art makes me think a lot of the Obey clothing brand.

Also revealed, a teaser trailer.

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9u03DQTvaY&w=560&h=345]

This movie has all the hallmarks of a potential Oscar contender. I for one would be pretty excited to finally see an Asian nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award.

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