Top positive review
An impressive and moving film which combine democracy movement and love together.
on June 14, 2015
Burma’s political movement is a natural result against high pressure military government which disregard basic human rights and kill people like animals.
The special part of this political movement is Aung San Suu Kyi who after receive well education and live England for many years can lead people in Burma to truly know what is democracy by using her authority as the daughter of country independent father Aung San. And she did it and make most people in Burma know and trust democracy which is also the will of his father. This is a really impressive democracy movement and Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent political movement call makes it even more convincing.
The moving part of this film is beautifully depicting a female political leader inner motion, which is absolutely special since political leader is generally male and usually willing to scarify his family to his political ambition. However, as a mother and wife, it is not that easy to sustain separation from husband and son which is what love and motherhood means. This film perfectly explain why Suu Kyi refuse to come back to England with her family and her struggle to balance family and political dream. You cannot never imagine political struggle can be so elegant, beautiful and also heart-striking at the same time.
Aung San Suu Kyi with flowers who seems weak to solider with guns can win Burma’s people’s heart (even solider himself) is simply because a fair, productive and loving society is universal dream for everyone, which i think what Luc Besson want to tell us. For people living developed country like west Euro or North America, it seems not that impressive. But if you have actual living experience in many high pressure society in East Asia, you can certainly understand why it is so eager to improve society.
After all, Luc Besson is talent screen builder who represent bloody military compression and peaceful protest, Suu kyi with flowers and solider with guns, the sound of weapon and the sound of piano making you feel the hope but also pain.