Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis to attend screening

ROME — Luc Besson’s Aung San Suu Kyi biopic “The Lady” will open the Rome Film Festival on Oct. 27, with the Gallic helmer and stars Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis in tow.

Besson’s biopic of the Burmese pacifist and human rights activist, who was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, will have its European launch out of competition at the Eternal City Extravaganza after world-preeming at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

The sixth edition of the Rome fest will run Oct. 27-Nov. 4.

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