Definition of cinéma-vérité in English:

cinéma-vérité

Syllabification: ci·né·ma-vé·ri·té
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəmə ˌveriˈtā
 
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noun

  • 1A style of filmmaking characterized by realistic, typically documentary motion pictures that avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Motion pictures made in the style of cinéma-vérité collectively.

Origin

mid 20th century: French, literally 'cinema truth'.

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