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The festival, which means ‘film spring’ in Lithuanian, will screen all his films from the Alex trilogy — Boy Meets Girl (1984), The Night is Young (1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) — to his later films Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012).
The retrospective will also include Tessa Louise-Salome‘s new documentary on Carax, Mr LeosCaraX.
Carax, who first visited the festival in 1996, was back in Vilnius this weekend for a special taster showing of Holy Motors at the festival’s main venue Forum Cinema Vingis, followed by a Q&A with the audience, hosted by local screenwriter and philosopher Kristupas Sabolius.
The festival, the largest in Lithuania — which clocked up nearly 100,000 visitors for a program of over 200 films at its 19th edition earlier this year, a significant figure for a country of fewer than three million people — marks its 20th anniversary from March 19-April 2, 2015.
In a statement the festival said: “The audience will have a great opportunity to experience the unique worlds and a particular style of filmmaking that Leos Carax has created during his 20-year career.”
Carax is a regular name at the Cannes film festival, where he has twice won the youth award for Boy Meets Girl in 1984 and Holy Motors in 2012.
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