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.
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)
«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.»
FestivalsVisions du Réel, Nyon 2014
Etats généraux du film documentaire, Lussas 2014
Clermont-Ferrand, Traces de Vie 2014
Journées du Cinéma suisse, Soleure 2015