Definition of cinéma-vérité in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnɪməˈvɛrɪteɪ/
Pronunciation: /sinemaveʀite/


[mass noun]
A style of film-making characterized by realistic, typically documentary films which avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.
Example sentences
  • He then juxtaposes that style with elements of realism, in particular cinéma-vérité documentary work.
  • Yet to call this film cinéma-vérité would be wrong.
  • Nowhere are the signifiers of cinéma-vérité, an approach based on the idea that the camera be as unobtrusive as possible.


French, literally 'cinema truth'.

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