Palazzo Di Cozzo 85 mins

  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo
  • Palazzo Di Cozzo

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Thursday, 16 September
11:30AM 1:30PM 3:30PM 7:00PM
Friday, 17 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 6:40PM 
Saturday, 18 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:15PM 6:40PM 
Sunday, 19 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 3:00PM 6:40PM 
Monday, 20 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 6:40PM 
Tuesday, 21 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 6:40PM 
Wednesday, 22 September
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 6:40PM 

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Thursday, 16 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:20PM 7:00PM
Friday, 17 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 
Saturday, 18 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 
Sunday, 19 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 
Monday, 20 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 
Tuesday, 21 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 
Wednesday, 22 September
10:40AM 2:30PM 4:40PM 6:40PM 

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!

OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING

Join us for a SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT SCREENING of Palazzo Di Cozzo, after its world premiere at Melbourne Film Festival, on Thur Sept 16. Patrons can enjoy Una Serata di Aperitivi featuring complimentary ciabatta, a selection of Italian cheese from Europen Food/Marketplace plus Aperol Spritz and Campari/soda purchased from the bar. Arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm film start at LUNA LEEDERVILLE & LUNA ON SX, with a  pre-recorded extended intro by Melburnian director MADELEINE MARTINIELLO. The film will be introduced by Freelance journalist (Torino), reviewer (NonSoloCinema.com) and Radio host (Hashtag Italia, Radio Fremantle) Ada Guglielmino.
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