Filter Program

August 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Palazzo di Cozzo Unclassified 15+

Language: English, Italian with English subtitles

Melbourne’s iconic baroque homewares mogul, Franco Cozzo, is the subject of this delightful portrait that offers insights into furniture, family and the migrant experience.

Arriving in Melbourne in 1956, Sicilian-born Franco Cozzo is a universally beloved figure with a truly inspirational, and aspirational, story. Beginning his career as a door-to-door salesman, he became a cultural icon by building a furniture empire in Brunswick and Footscray, his experience encapsulating the ideal for those who’ve uprooted to seek a better life in a new land. Part biography, part cultural celebration, Madeleine Martiniello’s film traces Cozzo’s personal fortunes alongside those of the generations of migrants who have been drawn to his ornate, ostentatious wares, viewing ownership of them as a sign of success.

Cozzo’s personality is as big as the bedheads he sells, but Martiniello eschews caricature and delivers this account with thoughtful affection. In particular, she reminds us just how rare and innovative his 1980s television ads were: spoken in English, Italian and Greek, they helped to foster a sense of community and inclusivity in a Melbourne that was still coming to grips with the notion of multiculturalism. Overflowing with charm and heart, this snapshot of local history is sure to be megalo, megalo, megalo!


Presented by Campari

In Cinema

Sun 15 Aug 12:15 pm [12141]
Comedy Theatre
Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access
Past event
Tue 17 Aug 7:15 pm [11261]
Forum
Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 1:30 pm [50017]
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 1:45 pm [50018]
Hoyts 3
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 2:00 pm [50019]
Hoyts 6
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 2:15 pm [12451]
Hoyts 10
Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

For more venue information and for information about accessible services provided at MIFF this year, please go to miff.com.au/access.

To ensure that MIFF can provide you with the best customer service, if you require any accessibility services that MIFF offers at any MIFF venues, please book your ticket by emailing boxoffice@miff.com.au or by phone on 03 9087 3395.

Featured Subject
Franco Cozzo
Director
Madeleine Martiniello
Producers
Philippa Campey, Samantha Dinning
Screenwriter
Madeleine Martiniello
Cinematographer
Vincent Lamberti
Composer
Antony Partos
Editor
Rosie Jones
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Sharmill Films

You might like...