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Women who love to shoot

A rising tide of women film directors in Japan gets festival treatment

by Jasper Sharp

In an age when the guys are more likely to be holed up playing video games than queuing for the latest Michael Bay blockbuster, the huge revenues generated by “Mama Mia,” “Sex and the City” and “Twilight” last year highlighted a notable trend — the chunk of global cinema audiences made up of women is substantial.