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Historical feature Semmelweis to receive pre-premiere in New York

Lajos Koltai's romantic historical film feature focusing on the life of celebrated Hungarian obstetrician Ignac Semmelweis, known as the savior of mothers, will be screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on the October 23 national holiday marking the 1956 revolution, organised by the Liszt Institute in New York.

In Hungary, the film supported by the National Film Institute (NFI) and distributed by InterCom will go on general release on November 30.

Csaba Kael, the government film commissioner, and Koltai will attend the New York screening, which will be followed by a podium discussion.

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