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About the Event

The Hungarian House of NY and Liszt Institute cordially invite you to a very special film screening, Lajos Koltai’s masterpiece, Semmelweis.  (in Hungarian, with English subtitles)


This acclaimed romantic period biopic, created with the support of the NFI-HU and produced by Szupermodern Filmstúdió, explores the life and work of Ignác Semmelweis, a devoted Hungarian physician and scientist and an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. He defied traditional theories and strove to overcome one of the most devastating diseases of the 19th century, puerperal fever / postpartum infection, and later became known as “the savior of mothers”. The film showcases Semmelweis in 1847, a time right at the cusp of several revolutions across Europe. It evokes the atmosphere of mid-19th-century Vienna, the tragedies occurred in hospitals at the time, the irreconcilable, entrenched conflicts between Austrian and Hungarian doctors, and the agonizing desire for love between a doctor and a nurse, a relationship socially unacceptable in those times.


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Brought to you by: Liszt Institute, New York

AFHLE, Hungarian House

Featured Guests:

Join us for a special screening of Lajos Koltai’s masterpiece, Semmelweis. This acclaimed romantic period biopic explores the life and work of Ignác Semmelweis, a devoted Hungarian physician and scientist and an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Called “the savior of mothers”, he defied traditional theories and strove to overcome one of the most devastating diseases of the 19th century, postpartum infection.

Price:

$15

Tickets

Date / Time:

March 30, Saturday / 6:30pm

Semmelweis Film Screening

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