I remember a specific time in my early-to-mid teens in a cinema where I believed being an actor was a very noble thing.
He also was a passionate lover of cinema, allegedly owning more than 20,000 films.
It neither speaks of the censorship from which the Iranian cinema acutely suffers, nor the political repression.
1899, "a movie hall," from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe "motion picture projector and camera," coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.