本片是佛朗哥死后西班牙民主电影中的一部经典纪录片，曾获得1980年塞维利亚电影节金奖，西班牙当代艺术大师Luis Eduardo Aute（诗人、歌手及绘画家）称其是“西班牙最美丽的电影”。
The cinematic victim of the return to order in the second part of the Spanish transition to democracy, Rocío, written and made in 1977 by Fernando Ruiz de Vergara and Ana Vila, won the first prize at the Seville Film Festival in 1980. In 1981 it was impounded by a judge and censored and the director was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay ten million pesetas to the plaintiffs, a family from Almonte who felt that their father was being accused of the murders committed in the Spanish Civil War in the village. But all those political accidents hide the best film ever made about the Rocío, which includes some treasures of Spanish documentary cinema and a soundtrack full of Muslim hymns and songs by Salvador Távora. In the return to order we could also consider Rocío y José, the antagonist of Rocío, García-Pelayo’s most linear film. With John Ford’s tempo and oriental-style photography it portrays a story of pure love in the Rocío festival caravan, with a music all its own based on hits from the Rocío sevillanas. According to Luis Eduardo Aute, "the prettiest film in Spanish cinema".