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

  1. :  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

First Known Use: 1963

Learn More about cinema verité

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cinema verité? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).