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Saturday 3 : 11:50 am
Sunday  4 : 2:40 pm
Monday  5 : 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6 : 5:00 pm
Thursday 8 : 12:45 pm, 5:00 pm

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Salvatore, shoemaker of dreams (with English subtitles))

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Language

English

Audience

65 and up
Teens
Adults
Young adults
Members

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée

Mode

In Person

Friday 2 : 2:25 pm, 6:45 pm
Saturday 3 : 11:50 am
Sunday  4 : 2:40 pm
Monday  5 : 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6 : 5:00 pm
Thursday 8 : 12:45 pm, 5:00 pm

December 2 – December 8, 2022

Original multilingual version with English subtitles.

“You don’t find yourself. You create yourself,” so Martin Scorsese reflects (quoting Bob Dylan) on the young Salvatore Ferragamo, who started making shoes when he was barely out of short pants and opened his first shop at the age of 12. Before he turned 20 Ferragamo had swapped Bonita, Italy for the New World. Unimpressed with the footwear factories he found in Boston, he kept right on going, stopping only when he reached Santa Barbara, the two reeler capital of the silent movie era. Stylish and comfortable, his shoes immediately found favour with the first film stars: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Joan Crawford, Pola Negri, Rudolph Valentino. When the industry moved to Hollywood he followed suit, and over subsequent decades added the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to his long list of clients and friends.

Perhaps more than anyone, Ferragamo established Italy as the epitome of fashion. A student of human anatomy, he brought engineering and creativity to his vocation, issuing literally hundreds of patents for his groundbreaking designs. Modestly, he attributed his success to his highest priority: comfort.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME), SALVATORE, SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS features a rich array of archival images, extracts from Ferragamo’s extensive memoirs (voiced by Michael Stuhlbarg), and interviews with Manohola Blahnik, Martin Scorsese, Grace Coddington and others.

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