Ellen Page, Kasi Lemmons and Halina Reijn on How the ‘Landscape Has Changed’ for Female Directors | Video

Toronto Film Festival 2019: ”But I’ve been optimistic before where I thought we were on the brink of change and it hasn’t happened,“ Lemmons says

It took two decades, but “Eve’s Bayou” director Kasi Lemmons finally returned to the Toronto Film Festival with her new biopic of slave-turned-abolutionist hero Harriet Tubman, “Harriet.”

And she joins a record number of female directors at the festival, a point driven home at a Power Women Toronto panel with Ellen Page and Halina Reijn moderated by TheWrap founder and Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman.

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Beatrice Verhoeven

Film Editor, Twitter: @bverhoev