Defining the emerging genre which has been carved out by a group of filmmakers including Derek Cianfrance, Jeff Nichols, and Sean Baker – American Neorealism. While the term “neorealism” has historically been associated with Italian cinema of the 1940s and 1950s, these contemporary American filmmakers have embraced a similar aesthetic and approach to storytelling.
This genre emphasizes the depiction of everyday life and the struggles of working-class people, often exploring themes of family, poverty, and the American Dream. The films are often shot on location, using natural lighting and non-professional actors to create a sense of authenticity and realism.
By talking about these films in depth, I hope to shed light on the growing style and its impact on contemporary cinema.
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