One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A style of film-making characterized by realistic, typically documentary films which avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The film is shot in a grainy, cinéma-vérité style that is occasionally interrupted by a narrator.’
- ‘I wanted to create a new fusion of all those styles: cinéma-vérité, fiction, neo-realism and dogme.’
- ‘He then juxtaposes that style with elements of realism, in particular cinéma-vérité documentary work.’
French, literally ‘cinema truth’.
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