Mar Diestro-Dópido is a film critic based in London. She is a researcher and regular contributor to Sight & Sound as well as an experienced arts and media translator. Her book publications include a BFI Modern Classic on Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and a forthcoming book on Film Festivals.
Carlos Saura’s 1980s ‘flamenco trilogy’, now released in a set of bare-bones DVDs, constitutes some of the boldest dance films ever made. As Mar Diestro-Dópido reports, on a recent visit to London the director provided all the background you need.