Cinema is art, passion, craft. All this is Cinecittà Studios: a myth that never goes down, a reality that changes every day. Cinecittà is the place of imagination, creativity, fantasy.
Since 2011, Cinecittà has been welcoming the public to “Cinecittà Shows Off”, a cultural initiative aiming to showcase the historical and architectural heritage of the legendary Studios and introduce visitors to its well-preserved movie sets and routes.
TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM:
The set of the Temple of Jerusalem was designed for the movie The Young Messiah directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh in 2016 by Francesco Frigeri – known for his work on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.
To create the Temple, the designer did not adhere to a strictly philological approach, in fact, he opted for broad creative freedom, combining different styles, influences, and architectures, and drawing inspiration from Babylonian, Assyrian and Northern Yemenite edifices.
The fiberglass structure presents materials, decorations, and shapes which provide an extremely realistic effect; designers and sculptors strived to achieve the closest resemblance to the original buildings, through stone casts and molds.