The cinema of Europe
has, compared to the cinema of the United States
, the reputation of being more liberal when it comes to the representation of nudity and sexuality but less liberal when it comes to the depiction of violence. In the US, European cinema, like world cinema
, is often shown in art house theatres
Some notable European film movements include German Expressionism, Italian neorealism, French New Wave, Polish Film School, New German Cinema, Dogme 95, and Czechoslovak New Wave.
A key difference with American cinema is that its European counterpart is often government funded.
The cinema of Europe has its own awards, the European Film Awards.
Notable European film festivals