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Filmfest DC Closing Night: Just to Be Sure

Just to Be Sure (Ôtez-moi d'un doute) by Carine Tardieu
2017 - France - 100 minutes
April 29, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m

In French with English subtitles

A delightful blend of coincidence and destiny, Just to Be Sure, explores the virtues and vagaries of DNA in warm, funny, and unpredictable ways that leave you rooting for nurture over nature with all your heart. Erwin, a wistful widower of 45, makes a living clearing buried mines left over from WWII. While undergoing genetic testing with his single, pregnant daughter, Erwin discovers he has no genetic connection to his own father, also a widower.  A private detective helps him track down his biological father, Joseph, who is ailing as he ages. As Erwin and Joseph embark on a tentative and endearing relationship, Erwin also begins what might be a romantic affair with Anna, a local doctor in Joseph’s seaside town. But questions of identity and lineage bring endless twists and turns in this perceptive French comedy. Just to Be Sure traverses minefields – literal and figurative – in search of what actually makes us who we are: biology or something else. --Palm Springs International Film Festival

Advance purchase is required - no sale at the door.


The mission of the Washington, DC International Film Festival is to enrich people's lives, to share our world through the vivid stories and vibrant cultures of great cinema. To inspire, entertain, inform, surprise and deepen understanding.

The festival strives to build a strong local film community, foster creative expression and contribute to appreciation of the media arts by bringing the best in new international cinema to the nation's capital.

Festival dates: April 19- 29, 2018 - Full program here.

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