Aalto (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 43m

Aalto shares for the first time the intimate love story of one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar, and his architect wife, Aino Aalto. The film takes the viewer on an illuminating tour of their creative processes and iconic works of architecture and design; we visit their buildings in Finland, a library in Russia, a student dormitory at MIT, an art collector’s private house near Paris, a pavilion in Venice, and many more. The film is a cinematic portrait of their life story, and an enchanting exploration of their creations and lasting, worldwide influence and legacy. Narrated by experts in the field, Aalto tells the story of an extraordinary couple with a passion for architecture with a human scale.

Director

Virpi Suutari

Screenwriter

Virpi Suutari

Screenwriter

Jussi Rautaniemi

Languages

German, Italian, Russian, French, Finnish, English

Country

Finland

Bonus Content

Q&A with director Vripi Suutari
27m

Q&A with Aalto director Virpi Suutari, hosted by architect Dominic Stevens.

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