6.1/10 (IMDB)

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

2h 00m Documentary
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

About

In the early 20th century, impoverished teenage Italian cobbler Salvatore Ferragamo sailed from Naples to America to seek a better life. He settled in Southern California, and became Hollywood's go-to shoemaker during the silent era. In 1927, he returned to Italy and founded in Florence his namesake luxury brand. This feature-length documentary recounts his adventures.

Director

Luca Guadagnino

Cast

Manolo Blahnik, Grace Coddington, Salvatore Ferragamo

Rating

PG

Year

2022

Country

Italy

Language

Italian, English, French


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "More a sensible pump of a doc than a flashy stiletto, the film nonetheless offers plenty to delight fashionistas, with particularly welcome detail on the practical craftsmanship of Guadagnino's fancy (and often fanciful) footwear."
    - Variety
  • "The filmmaker, often glimpsed on the edges of the frame, clearly harbors the same giddiness for Ferragamo's talent as many of his interviews."
    - indieWire
  • "A stylish entry in the library of fashion docs that have become a booming subgenre in recent years."
    - Hollywood Reporter

Awards

  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

Festivals

  • Provincetown Int'l Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival