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cinema verité

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noun ci·ne·ma ve·ri·té \ˈsi-nə-mə-ˌver-i-ˈtā; si-nā-ˈmä-ve-rē-ˈtā\

Definition of cinema verité

  1. :  the art or technique of filming a motion picture so as to convey candid realism



Origin of cinema verité

French cinéma-vérité, literally, cinema-truth, translation of Russian kinopravda


First Known Use: 1963

Rhymes with cinema verité


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