Itoiz Summer Sessions

Cannes Docs

Itoiz Summer Sessions

Original title: Itoiz Udako Sesioak

Directed by: Larraitz ZUAZ

Produced by: Ainhoa ANDRAKA, Zuri GOIKOETXEA (Doxa Producciones, Spain)

Country of production: Spain

Runtime: 100'

Expected release: September, 2023

Production stage: Editing

Budget: €450.000 (90% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Gap Financing, Sales Agents / Distributors, Buyers, Festivals, Co-Producers, Strategic Guidance.


The discovery of some unpublished recordings leads Juan Carlos, leader of ITOIZ, to ponder the dissolution of the band at the height of their success, after having adopted a more accessible pop style which he now disowns. Juan Carlos begins a cathartic journey to the essence of the band, reliving their beginnings in the 70s as a progressive rock group in Mutriku, in an attempt to reconcile with the past.

Director’s profile:

Immersed in the audiovisual world since 2003, Larraitz currently combines her work as an executive producer and director at BEGIRA PRODUKZIOAK with a more cinematic facet focused on documentary language and music videos, working as a director, editor, and screenwriter. Her first documentary works were situated in a social framework, portraying two of the most important labor struggles that occurred in the Basque Country after Franco’s regime with “”Nosotras, mujeres de Euskalduna”” and “”163 días, la huelga de Bandas””. Later, she delved into a more artistic environment with projects such as “”Hilos de tiempo”” and “”Ekilibrismoaren artea””.

Her passion for music and music video language has led Larraitz to direct more creative projects and fully immerse herself in the history of one of the most iconic groups in the Basque Country during the 1980s, the rock band ITOIZ.

Producer’s profile:

Doxa is a production company based in Bilbao, Spain specializing in documentary films. Some of our films are Asier AND I (Asier ETA biok, Amaia & Aitor Merino, 2015), INLAND (MESETA, Juan Palacios, 2019), FANTASIA (Aitor Merino, 2021), CABEZA Y CORAZÓN (Ainhoa Andraka and Zuri Goikoetxea), ABOVE 592 METRES (Maddi Barber, 2018) and IN A NEARBY FIELD (Laida Lertxundi and Ren Ebel, 2023). They have been screened and awarded at numerous film festivals such as SSIFF, CPH:DOX, Bafici, Visions du Réel, FICX, FICG, Pesaro Film Festival, or Festival de Málaga. Currently, we are producing, writing and editing the film “ITOIZ UDAKO SESIOAK” (Larraitz Zuazo), coproducing “CAIGAN LAS ROSAS BLANCAS” (Albertina Carri) with Gentil Cine (Argentina), El Borde (Argentina) and Punta Colorada (Brazil) and developing the documentary series CLOSE FAMILY (Ainhoa Andraka, Zuri Goikoetxea and Lucila Rodríguez).