PALAZZO DI COZZO
1 hour TV and Feature Documentary
Writer & Director - Madeleine Martiniello
Producers - Philippa Campey and Samantha Dinning
Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia & Film Victoria
Aging patriarch, Franco Cozzo, holds court over an iconic furniture empire. A pioneer of Australian TV advertising, Franco’s tri-lingual catchphrase sparked a cult-of-personality as kitsch as his baroque bedheads. But his character is more than caricature. Propelled by ego and ambition, Franco’s journey from rural Sicily to the high streets of Melbourne is marked by fame, fortune and family drama. Discreetly, his furniture tells its own story, gracing the homes of an evolving aspirational migrant class. Charting Franco’s trajectory alongside the history of modern migration, PALAZZO DI COZZO explores the modest and majestic dreams of a man seeking to secure his legacy within multicultural Australia.
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