Salvatore Ferragamo will be the protagonist of Salvatore-Shoemaker of Dreams, the documentary directed by Luca Guadagnino which will be first premiered at the Venice Film Festival as an out of competition film.
“What is genius? How is a system born, being this cinema or fashion? ” Guadagnino asked, “And how does the furious obsession of a constant search for ideas and creation fit together with tradition and family values? Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960), protagonist and witness of the twentieth century is the answer to these questions”.
Salvatore Ferragamo is not just a brand. The name of the founder embodies an intensely human and artistic history. First the childhood in Bonito, then the journey to America and the meeting with some of the most famous Hollywood stars with whom he began an intense collaboration. Then the return to Italy, the first disappointments, and then the rebirth of the laboratory in Florence. Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams shows this and more, focusing on one of the most interesting and celebrated figures on the Italian fashion scene.
The docufilm will be accompanied by the narrator of Michael Stuhlbarg and will include many images, videos, and exclusive testimonies, including that of the director Martin Scorsese, of the costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, and of many other figures in the sector, including fashion journalists, designers, collaborators, teachers, and scholars.