Palazzo di Cozzo is a charming portrait of Sicilian furniture merchant and cult Melbourne icon, Franco Cozzo.
Director Madeleine Martiniello captures the fascinating and endearing story of Cozzo's journey from rural Sicily in 1956 to the high streets of Melbourne. From a door-to-door salesman upon his arrival in Australia, two years later he is opening his first furniture store and starring in his own television advertisements - repeating the tri-lingual catchphrase Megalo! Megalo! Megalo! that made him a Melbourne household name and a very rich man.
Overflowing with charm and personality, Palazzo di Cozzo will have you enthralled with the man who at 82 is still working six days a week and is wrestling with his own mortality and the dwindling market of consumers wanting to buy the same furniture he has sold for the last sixty years. Tickets are $10 each and include a beverage of your choice (eg. glass of wine, beer, soft drink, coffee). Once you have booked your ticket for Palazzo di Cozzo, don't forget to GRAB A BITE to eat before the film with our delicious Mezze Plate offering for only $18, prepared by our chefs from Bellbird Dining & Bar.
All pre-show mezze plates need to be pre-ordered and picked up from the KIOSK between 6pm and 6.45pm, so you have enough time to enjoy your pre-show meal and beverage.
You will need to show us your printed or electronic ticket to pick up your mezze plate.