Amaka, a modern woman with a career, a daughter, and a loving husband, is almost forty and pregnant with their second child. Her husband’s entire family are passionately hoping that it will be a boy. But when she has a miscarriage, she takes extreme measures to keep the hope of a male heir alive.
With a dramatic story at its core, B for Boy balances a deeply realist and critical angle with tender and poetic directing. A great addition to Nigerian cinema, it exposes the embedded sexism of its society, and the strategies put in place to control women from its patriarchal system.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States