cinema verité

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

Definition of cinema verité

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

Origin and Etymology of cinema verité

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


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