Definition of cineaste in English:


Line breaks: cine|aste
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnɪast
(also cineast)


  • 1A filmmaker.
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    • Nouvelle vague of the 1960s was conceived in a similar spirit by French cineasts who realized that the Hollywood studios had turned the movie into a product to be consumed.
  • 1.1A person who is fond of or knowledgeable about the cinema.
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    • 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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