The Last Passage

Il Último Paso
a film by Iurre Telleria & Enara Goikoetxea
One night more than 60 years ago, six people from five countries were arrested in a Pyrenean farmhouse. Tracing the facts, we discover that they share the same story, that of the hundreds of people who belonged to a major escape network during World War II, the Reseau Comète.

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 60 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.

About the director

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”. 

Enara Goikoetxea studied Film in the Surry Institute of Arts and Design (Great Britain). During that period she collaborated in a number of projects as a scriptwriter and editor. Enara started her directing career in commercials and music videos. She previously worked as a film editor in feature films such as “Kutxidazu bidea Ixabel”, “Eutsi!” and “Savage Grace”. Enara’s editing career soon faced the challenge of Julio Modem’s feature documentary La Pelota Vasca: La Piel contra la Piedra and various documentary series. This particular work encouraged her deeply into documentary making. She worked as an assistant director in the documentary Txalaparta, the Echo of a People and co-directed The Pamps.




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

3D animations
Freek Quartier

2D animations
Bartel Bruneel

producer animations
Anton Roebben

sound mix
Nils Fauth

Awards & festivals

World premiere San Sebastian International Film Festival 2011

Official selection Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2012

Production Details

Moztu Filmak production

in co-production with
Off World
Amo Film (FR) 
France 3 (FR) 

with the support from
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF|FILM)
le Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de la Belgique et des télédistributeurs wallons
the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Instituto del Cine y de las Artes Audiovisuales
Basque Government – Culture and Presidency departments
Conseil Régional D'Aquitaine
Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia – Human Rights and Culture departments
Hernani city council
Oiartzun city council