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