New Hungarian Movie Wins Best Film Award in Toronto

  • 4 Dec 2023 7:01 AM
  • Hungary Matters
New Hungarian Movie Wins Best Film Award in Toronto
Semmelweis, a feature directed by Lajos Koltai, has won the main prize, based on the audience’s rating, at the 19th Toronto European Film Festival, the National Film Institute (NFI) said.

The eponymous film about the celebrated Hungarian doctor known as the “saviour of mothers”, who understood the importance of avoiding postpartum bacterial infection, is on general release in Hungary and has also received its world premiere in New York and in Los Angeles.

Semmelweis was produced by Szupermodern Filmstúdió with the support of the National Film Institute. Produced by Tamás Lajos and Joe Vida, the cinematographer was András Nagy, with a screenplay written by Balázs Maruszki.


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