THE LAST PASSAGE
a documentary film by Iurre Teloria
in co-production with RTBF (BE), Moztu Filak (ESP) and Amo Film (FR). Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund
It was a time when life was like a suspense novel and you never knew how it would end.
But life is stranger than fiction and now, more than sixty years later, The Last Passage returns to the scene of one fateful night in a farmhouse in the Pyrenees when six strangers from five different countries were arrested. The strands of each person’s story unravel to tell the larger story of the hundreds of ordinary people who formed a vast escape network during World War II.
WRITTEN BY THECLA GEESING
DIRECTED BY IURRE TELLERIA & ENARA GOEIKOETXEA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JUANTXO SARDON
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY JOXAN GOIKOETXEA
EDITED BY ENARA GOEIKOETXEA, MAIALEN SARASUA
ART DIRECTOR ANIMATIONS FREEK QUARTIER
ANIMATORS BARTEL BRUNEEL
PRODUCER ANIMATIONS ANTON ROEBBEN
SOUND MIX NILS FAUTH
Iurre Telleria went to London to study film after finishing her Fine Arts studies in Bilbao, specialising in Audiovisuals. After completing her studies she immediately started working as a freelance assistant editor and later editor for ITV, BBC or editing studios, mainly through the agency Soho Editors. During that period she edited pilot for comedy series for BBC or Carlton. Just before returning to the Basque Country she went to Cuba to study film editing at the International Film and Television School.
Back in the Basque Country, she started up her own production company that enabled her to begin her career as producer and director, while continuing to work as an editor. As a director she worked on the documentary “The Pamps” for Eitb, together with her colleague Enara Goikoetxea and has been working on the development of the feature documentary “The Last Passage” for the last two years.
As an editor she worked on many documentaries and documentary series for EiTB, through Orio Produkzioak. Amongst others she worked in “Europa Euskaraz” (series), “Begia Gose” (series), “Txalaparta, the echo of a people” and many more. On this last work, she also did the archive research.
As a producer, she started with the documentaries “Eibarko Armen Museoa” and “Buruntzaldea”. She has also produced several institutional and corporate videos. More ambitious projects were the French-Spanish coproductions “Txalaparta, the echo of a people” and “Des Saumons et des homes”. For the last two years she has been in charge of the production of “The Last Passage”, that she has taken to international markets and pitching sessions such as Docsbarcelona in Barcelona, Mercadoc in Malaga or Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle. She has so far found collaboration in France and Belgium.
Awards / Festivals
WORLD PREMIERE AT THE SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Official selection Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2012