Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
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.
Manolo Blahnik, Grace Coddington, Salvatore Ferragamo
Italian, English, French
- "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."
- "The filmmaker, often glimpsed on the edges of the frame, clearly harbors the same giddiness for Ferragamo's talent as many of his interviews."
- "A stylish entry in the library of fashion docs that have become a booming subgenre in recent years."
- Hollywood Reporter
- Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
- Provincetown Int'l Film Festival
- Venice Film Festival