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Luca Guadagnino’s fashion documentary will premiere at Venice Film Festival

Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams tells the story of the titular shoe designer’s life

Does Luca Guadagnino ever slow down? Just shortly after the first trailer for the Italian director’s upcoming TV series, We Are Who We Are, (watch it here) it’s been announced that his upcoming fashion documentary on luxury shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo will premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Titled Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams, the film has been on the cards for a couple of years, set to tell the tale of the titular shoemaker’s life in the late nineteenth and twentieth century.

The real story begins in Ferragamo’s Italian hometown of Bonito, before he moved to Hollywood to make footwear for silent movie stars, and then back to Florence in 1927.

The documentary, which reportedly includes a guest appearance from Martin Scorsese, finished production earlier this month and will debut in the Out Of Competition category at Venice Film Festival in September. The festival itself aims to run as a physical event, despite the rescheduling of other major events such as Cannes due to coronavirus.

Presumably, the premiere of Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams will give Luca Guadagnino no time to relax though. There’s still the Scarface remake and the Lord of the Flies adaptation to think about. Oh yeah, and the previously-confirmed Call Me By Your Name sequel.