The Impossible Architecture of Italian Production Designer Ludovica Ferrario

Paolo Sorrentino’s series, both The Young Pope and The New Pope, is considered as one of the more complicated works in contemporary cinema. The thing is that the majority of architecture planned to be on screen, including the Vatican sacred places, Pope residents and parks, is forbidden to see people beyond. That’s why the leading production designer Ludovica Ferrario squared the circle, replacing the well-known attractions with free access, without public notice. All were trustful and stunning, like Rome and the Vatican do.