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CLOSING NIGHT

Just To Be Sure

Ôtez-moi d'un doute

CARINE TARDIEU
France, Belgium, 2017
100 minutes, Color
Official website

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, who 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. Questions of identity and lineage bring endless twists and turns in this perceptive French comedy. Just to Be Sure traverses literal and figurative minefields in search of what actually makes us who we are: biology or something else.—Palm Springs International Film Festival

In French with English subtitles

3:00 PM screening will be followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
7:00 PM screening will be preceded by a reception from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
For security reasons, tickets for films at the Embassy of France must be purchased in advance.

CLOSING NIGHT

Just To Be Sure

Ôtez-moi d'un doute

CARINE TARDIEU
France, Belgium, 2017
100 minutes, Color
Official website

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, who 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. Questions of identity and lineage bring endless twists and turns in this perceptive French comedy. Just to Be Sure traverses literal and figurative minefields in search of what actually makes us who we are: biology or something else.—Palm Springs International Film Festival

In French with English subtitles

3:00 PM screening will be followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
7:00 PM screening will be preceded by a reception from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
For security reasons, tickets for films at the Embassy of France must be purchased in advance.


Sunday, April 29
3:00 PM
$25.00
Sunday, April 29
7:00 PM
$25.00

Embassy of France
Goverment of the District of Columbia
202 Creates
DC.gov

Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
Having trouble viewing the trailer? See it here.