I was pleasantly surprised last night as I attended a press screening of The Lady, and counted multiple references to U2.
The film chronicles the life of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing marriage to her British husband in light of the separation she endured from her family during years of house arrest.
U2′s “Walk On” was written about her, and brought awareness of her imprisonment during various tributes at U2′s live shows in recent years.
In the film, “When Love Comes to Town” appears in a joyful scene, and the couple’s son Kim is seen wearing a Joshua Tree T-shirt. There is other U2 music later in the movie.
Today, the leader is enjoying her landslide win in an election that was held just a few days ago. It seems peace may finally prevail.