Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

  • Release Date: November 18, 2022 (limited)
  • Genre: Documentary

  • Director: Luca Guadagnino
  • Producer(s): Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Gabriele Moratti
  • Writer(s): Dana Thomas
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Length: 2h 00m
  • Le Score Rotten Tomatoes®
    Tomatometer 69%

Synopsis

Growing up poor in Bonito, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo began his career as a shoemaker before he was barely a teenager. Immigrating to America in 1915 at the age of 16, his work would soon help invent the glamor of Hollywood's silent era as he created shoes for iconic films and for stars, many of whom became his friends.

Overcoming a Depression-era setback, Ferragamo rebounded and would define mid-century elegance for performers - all while embarking on a love story and warm family life with his wife, Wanda, and their six children. In this documentary, Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino tracks Ferragamo's life from humble beginnings to California and to a storied studio in Florence, Italy.

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