What is Cinematic Storytelling? – A Pause for Cinema

What exactly is film? Carlos Rivera Fernandez tackles this question by contemplating some of his favorite iconic filmmakers, paying particular attention to the elements of film language favored by each auteur: time, visuals, structure and storytelling technique. Ultimately Fernandez postulates that there is no one definition of cinema. In a sense film defies singular definition, which is what makes great art satisfying. The role of the artist is to exchange ideas from person to person and it all boils down to what is appealing to the individual, the audience.