I am in love with the films of Wim Wenders!
While I am quite fond of Paris, Texas, and adore Wings of Desire; it was the film Tokyo-Ga which makes me swoon.
This 1985 doc is an homage to the great Japanese director Ozu Yasujiro, and it follows Wenders on a personal pilgrimage to Tokyo in search of Ozu's trail. It is visually and acoustically very effective at setting the mood for Wender's wanderings, and it foreshadows techniques that we see later in Wings of Desire and Buena Vista Social Club.
I had this film on 8-mm tape for a while and would watch it constantly; then my camera broke. I haven't looked at it in over 10 years as, with most of Wender's films, it has not been available on DVD. Imagine my surprise when I found it package with the Criterion Collection's release of Ozu's Late Spring. What a wonderful treat!
My weekend is now set!