1A style of filmmaking characterized by realistic, typically documentary motion pictures that avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.
- ‘Yet to call this film cinéma-vérité would be wrong.’
- ‘The film is shot in a grainy, cinéma-vérité style that is occasionally interrupted by a narrator.’
- ‘He then juxtaposes that style with elements of realism, in particular cinéma-vérité documentary work.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1Motion pictures made in the style of cinéma-vérité collectively.
Mid 20th century: French, literally cinema truth.