Paco de Lucia appeared like a comet on the international scene. His guitar-playing was a type never before heard - flamenco, yes, but something quite new. Flamenco music, its roots shrouded in mystery, is certainly integral to his style. Listening to him, though you can soon hear that he is trying to break several stylistic barriers. The film should not only introduce the star everyone reckons they are familiar with from concerts or recordings - the self-assured, grandiose performer. Paco's readiness to allow a highly personal film portrait of himself means that we can gain a background glimpse into the personality of this fascinating musician.