‘Francisco Sánchez, Paco de Lucía’, is the definitive documentary on the myth of the flamenco guitar. It not only provides information about his life and musical art, but it also offers a previously unknown intimate portrait of the artist than makes us ‘feel’ and understand the human being beneath the world wide known genius. Retired in the Mexican jungle, Paco de Lucía shows in this program his creative doubts, the reasons for his silence and other secrets of his genius. It is the first time that the ‘master’ invites a television team to share with him a world tour and allows it to record his daily life in Mexico and his meetings with other artists, like Chick Corea.
Directed by: Daniel Hernández - Jesús de Diego
Scriptwriter: Jesús de Diego - Daniel Hernández
Producer: Jordi Marquès
Director of Photography: Manuel Nieto Zaldívar
Editor: Olga Marcos - Jorge Motta
Music: Paco de Lucía
Sound Engineer: Paco Nula
Associated producers: Manuel Ayllón - Paco Carmona
Accounting: Marta Mira
Executive Producer: Pablo Usón - Miguel Ángel Nieto
A co-production with: TVE - ARTE G.E.I.E
Distributed by: Euroarts – TVE – ARTE G.E.I.E.
Aired on: 14/12/2002 - TVE
Festivals & awards
Audience Award - Malaga Film Festival 2003.
FIPA - Biarritz 2003.
Chicago Latino Film Festival 2003.
Festival Mar del Plata 2003.
Arizona International Film Festival 2003.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Uruguay 2003.
International Television Festival Golden - Prague 2003.
Munich International Documentary Festival 2003.
Cinéma Méditérranée - Rotterdam 2003.
Festival Internacional de Cine Indepediente de Ourense 2003.
San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2003.
New York Film Festival 2004.
World Music Institute - New York 2004.
Festival Etnografico - Firenze 2004.
Art Flamenco Festival 2004.
Asolo Art Film Festival 2004.