1.1A person who is fond of or knowledgeable about the cinema.
- The dialogue sparkles, and the development of the story may have some cineastes thinking of Eric Rohmer.
- She'd come on an intellectual pilgrimage in search of French cineastes who could discuss the films of Renoir, Cocteau, Bunuel.
- The film adaptation attracted excited and enthusiastic critical comment from cineastes, especially in France.
1920s: from French cinéaste, from ciné (from cinéma), on the pattern of enthousiaste 'enthusiast'.
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