Wim Wenders, the New German Cinema director responsible for some of the movement’s most well-known works, filmed a documentary in the 1980s on one of his largest influences, Yasujirō Ozu. The clip embedded above is the beginning of Tokyo-Ga, a 90-minute personal film–so personal, in fact, that it is introduced by Wenders as a “diary”–focusing specifically on Ozu (through interviews with people who worked closely with Ozu, as well as Wenders’ own narration) and his home-city of Tokyo, where many of his films took place. The 7-minute introduction begins in Wenders’ office, 30-years after Ozu’s death, and sets itself up as a kind of love letter to a filmmaker Wenders never knew, personally, but was profoundly affected by.