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Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2022)

Opens on December 2

Director: Luca Guadagnino Run Time: 120 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021

Starring: Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo, Suzy Menkes

Country: Italy
Language: Italian, English, French

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

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.

About the filmmaker:

Luca Guadagnino is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. For directing and producing Call Me by Your Name (2017), Guadagnino received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Nastro d’Argento for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction and Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Among his many projects, he has collaborated a number of times with actress Tilda Swinton, including on the films The Protagonists (1999), I Am Love (2009), A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018), a remake of the 1977 film of the same name.

Two of Guadagnino’s latest stories were selected at the Venice Film Festival and are premiering at the Film Center: Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2022) and his sensitive coming-of-age romantic horror Bones and All (2022), his second film with Timothée Chalamet (December 2 at the Film Center).

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