Our Little Sister, winner of best film and best director at the 2016 Japanese Academy Awards and best film at the 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival, is one such film. Directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, it revolves around three 20-something sisters who attend the funeral of their estranged father and learn they have a 14-year-old half-sister they’re now obligated to care for. Host Shelly Isaacs, founder and curator of South Florida’s Café Cinematheque International programs, will moderate a post-screening discussion that will allow audience members to share thoughts about their own surprise siblings. Our Little Sister will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets cost $11. Visit aventuracenter.org or call 877-311-7469.
Foreign films often get overlooked by those with a preference for mainstream entertainment. Either it's a reluctance to read subtitles or an inordinate suspicion that great films only come from Hollywood. The Foreign Film Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St., Aventura) is doing its best to dispel that notion by screening movies that are worthy of recognition, even from those with an annoyingly insular attitude.