BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Aalto

Finland/ 2020/ 1 t. 43 min.
LANGUAGE:
finsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto
DIRECTOR:
Virpi Suutari
WRITER:
Virpi Suutari
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Heikki Färm, Jani Kumpulainen, Martti Suosalo, Virpi Suutari
PRODUCER:
Timo Vierimaa
A portrait of the great Finnish architect and his most important collaborator – his wife

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is one of great architects of the twentieth century and one of the most influential furniture designers ever to emerge from the Nordic countries. In this thorough and stylish documentary, the story of Aalto’s life and career is illustrated by stunning images of some of his most original and remarkable buildings. But the film also challenges the cliché of the great male genius by allotting considerable space to his greatest collaborator – his first wife Aino. AALTO is a must for anyone interested in architecture and design.

Virpi Suutari

Virpi Suutari (Finland) Selected filmography: ENTREPRENEUR (2018), GARDEN LOVERS (2014), HILTON! (2013), AUF WIEDERSEHEN FINNLAND (2010)