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Bonnie Anderle Bunyik, Co-Founder of Hungarian Film Festival of L.A., Dies at 77



Bonnie Anderle Bunyik dead

Bonnie Anderle Bunyik, co-founder of the Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, has died. She was 77.

Bunyik died on May 19 in Los Angeles following a battle with ALS, according to her representatives who said she “passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones.”

Building on their success, Bunyik co-founded the Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, for which she served as co-producer and vice president. With support from her husband, Bunyik ran 19 Hungarian film festivals over the course of several years. The yearly showcase presents the very best of film from Hungary, including the country’s entry for the Academy Awards. In the past, the festival has screened “Son of Saul,” “On Body and Soul,” “The Notebook” (from director János Szász) and “Those Who Remained.” In more recent years, the Bunyiks partnered in Hungarian entertainment company Connoisseur Bt.

Bunyik is survived by Bela, her husband of 48 years; her daughters Anna and Amalia; her sister Barbara and her grandchildren and extended family. A private family service will be held to honor her memory.