Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the world rights, excluding Italy, to Luca Guadagnino’s Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams.
The documentary about fashion shoe icon Salvatore Ferragamo is set for a Sept. 6 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The deal for Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams follows Sony Pictures Classics earlier releasing Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, and Guadagnino executive producing The Truffle Hunters, which Sony Pictures Classics will release in December.
“It is with true joy that I come home to SPC with my new feature documentary. The life and legacy of Salvatore Ferragamo speaks for how genius and discipline can conquer the world of imagination and desire. It will be exciting to show the world this experience thanks to the care and wisdom of Michael, Tom, Dylan, and Carmelo,” Guadagnino said in a statement.
The documentary follows Ferragamo from his childhood in Bonito, Italy, where he made his first pair of shoes, to his career in the U.S. and Hollywood. The luxury shoe giant eventually returned to Italy and launched a Florence factory to worldwide success and acclaim.
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams is written by Dana Thomas, and is produced by Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Gabriele Moratti of MeMo Films, and executive produced by Stella Savino.
The deal was negotiated by eOne’s Sierra/Affinity, on behalf of the filmmakers.