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"tells the professional rise of a myth of the fashion world, recognizing his genius" - IL GIORNALE
PLOT: Many people see something marvelous in the life of Salvatore Ferragamo: for some it is a miracle, for others a fairytale. In reality, Ferragamo’s life was the product of a combination of many different factors: character, determination, instinct, genius, imagination, curiosity and, last but not least, his incredible intuition. Born in 1898 in Bonito, Calabria, he made his first shoes for his sister’s First Communion. After a year’s apprenticeship in Naples’ best workshops, Salvatore decided to leave for the United States,. He worked in Los Angeles creating footwear for the stars of many silent movies and the majority of the celebrities of the day. Returning to Italy, he ended up in Florence where he set up a workshop, opened a store and started to shape his own brand, which would go on to become an empire in the fashion world of the time.

Film presented for the "Made in Italy' Day.
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 120 min.
GENRE: Documentary
AWARD: • Nastro d'argento dell'anno 75 (Luca Guadagnino): Nastro d'argento
RATING: USA: no rating

TIMES: Detroit: April 14, 5:00 p.m.
  Portland: April 14, 6:15 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 20, 1:00 p.m.

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.

Luca Guadagnino, born in 1971 in Palermo, graduated from Sapienza University in Rome. In 1996, he begin directing documentaries and made he feature film debut in 1999 with The Protagonists. In 1998 his film Call Me by Your Name was nominated for the Oscar’s Best Motion Picture of the Year; in 2022 he won the Leone d'argento at Venice for directing Bones and All.
Regarding this film, Guadagnino said: “I think Salvatore Ferragamo is literally a one-of-a-kind. He's that rarity, that rare person that is born with a mission that transcends him and has to be accomplished. He's a genius”

DISTRIBUTOR: Sony Pictures, New York City, NY