The little prince in the land that passes by

Carina Freire – The little prince in the land that passes by

Stéphane Lambiel is a famous figure skater and a two-time 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.

Diploma project (2013) by Carina Freire

Professors
Frédéric Mermoud
Tag
documentary

Synopsis

Stéphane Lambiel is a famous figure skater and a two-time 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. The idea for this documentary came to me when I met Stéphane Lambiel. I was moved by the much more humble image of him that he let me see that goes beyond his glimmering branded image.

With my little camera in hand, I decided to follow him while he was on tour in Russia and east-europe while remaining in the shadows of the ice rink, in a corner of hotel rooms and cars.

Commentaire

What can you do with your life when you have been a double world champion figure skater and have retired at the age of 25? Carina Freire, in The Little prince in the land that passes by, reveals with modesty and rigor the wanderings of Stéphane Lambiel, a former champion, who skates in galas and skating shows all over the world. A sharp, lively, sometimes funny film, which forcefully mixes grace and prosaic.

Frédéric Mermoud / Director