Definition of cinéma-vérité in English:

cinéma-vérité

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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I wanted to create a new fusion of all those styles: cinéma-vérité, fiction, neo-realism and dogme.’
    • ‘The film is shot in a grainy, cinéma-vérité style that is occasionally interrupted by a narrator.’
    1. 1.1 Motion pictures made in the style of cinéma-vérité collectively.

Origin

Mid 20th century: French, literally cinema truth.

Pronunciation:

cinéma-vérité

/ˌsinəməˌveriˈtā/