Palazzo di Cozzo 2021 PG

7.15PM Fri 18 Feb 2022 (1hr 26mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Palazzo di Cozzo is a captivatingly entertaining portrait of furniture mogul Franco Cozzo. Emigrating from Sicily to Australia in the 1950s, Cozzo became a household name in Melbourne through his pioneering multilingual television ads, broadcast in English, Italian and Greek. Filmmaker Madeleine Martiniello thoughtfully captures the multifaceted figure in this incisive documentary that explores Australian kitsch, migrant experiences, and the shifting aesthetics of the late twentieth century. Martiniello brings to life the inherent cinematic qualities of the baroque furniture while finding pathos in the reflections of a former titan at the end of his career.

PG | Mild themes, drug references, sexual references and occasional coarse language

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 86 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH/ITALIAN/GREEK (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MADELEINE MARTINIELLO / PRODUCERS: PHILIPPA CAMPEY, SAMANTHA DINNING / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VINCENT LAMBERTI / EDITOR: ROSIE JONES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SHARMILL FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP