the little prince in the land that passes by

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Documentary ∙ 2014
34 min ∙ 16/9
French / English
Visions du Réel 2014
IndieLisboa 2014
LUSSAS 2014
A film by Carina Freire

Stéphane Lambiel is a famous ice skater and double world champion. Today, he goes from galas to galas on a weekly basis. "The little prince in the land that passes by" draws an intimate portrait of this young man by showing the life behind the stardom status.

Director


Born in 1989 in Lausanne, Carina Freire studied at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne (ECAL). She directed "Nés derrière des pierres", a documentary presented at Visions du réel - Nyon in 2012 and awarded at Festival Corto Helvetico Al Feminile (Best Documentary)

Selective filmography


Rwanda Power documentary · 25' · 2016
The little prince in the land that passes by · documentary · 34' · 2014
Dans tes bras · fiction · 10' · 2012
Nés derrières les pierres · documentary · 7' · 2011
«The idea for this documentary was born the day I personally met Stéphane Lambiel, an ice skater who became famous after winning two world championships. The contrast between his shining public image and the much more humble one he let me see really touched me.
With my small camera, I decided to follow him on his tour through Russia and Eastern Europe, filming the other side of his life as a star.»
Carine Freire, director

With

Stéphane Lambiel

Directing

Carina Freire

Photography and sound

Carina Freire

Additional sounds

Vincent Weber and Elie Grappe

Editing

Suzana Pedro

Sound editing

Vincent Weber

Sound mixing

Jérôme Vittoz

Color grading

Laurent Kempf

Production

Thera Production, Geneviève Rossier

Coproduction

ECAL - Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne

With the support of

L’Office fédéral de la Culture (OFC)
Cinéforom with the Loterie Romande

Festivals

Visions du Réel, Nyon 2014 / IndieLisboa, 2014 / Etats généraux du film documentaire, Lussas 2014 / Clermont-Ferrand, Traces de Vie 2014 / Journées du Cinéma suisse, Soleure 2015

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