Vita agli arresti di Aung San Suu Kyi

by Marco Martinelli

Biografilm Art

(Italy / 2017 / 96’)

Fifteen chapters, plus an epilogue, of rich archive images and truly original re-enactments of the most important moments in Aung San Suu Kyi’s biography, who devoted her life to the struggle to liberate Burma from military dictatorship. The stunning homage by Teatro delle Albe to the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1991, is a harmonious melange of theatre, film and storytelling, with a stand-out performance by the extraordinary Ermanna Montanari. The Ravenna-born actress and set designer takes on the role of the Burmese leader during her long years of imprisonment. A film that refuses the epic form in order to embrace history, with its victims and its painful unfolding, and questions how to transmit its intensity.