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While waiting for the publication of the programme book you may start reading the festival press releases as a way to start the selection process. This leads me to the word of the day:

Verité – could be literally translated as ‘cinema of truth’. When you see this word applied to something that is not a documentary, the truth is all this means is the talent may not be wearing a lot of makeup. Think Cloverfield or that episode of Battlestar where they had to jump every 33 minutes because there may or may not have been a tracking device or a spy on the Olympic carrier. If you like your principals pretty, and your camera work steady, fiction films with this word in the précis may not be for you.

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