Aalto

Directed by Virpi Suutari
Film Movement
2020
99 Minutes
Finland
German, Italian, Russian, English, Finnish, French
Documentary, Biography
TV-14
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Journey into the life and work of the defining figure in Scandic design and one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar Aalto. Recounting the intimate yet tragic love story he shared with his architect wife, Aino, the film provides a cinematic tour of their creative process and iconic buildings all over the world. Narrated by experts in the field and featuring never-before-seen archival footage, AALTO reveals unique insight into an extraordinary couple whose profoundly humanist vision put people at the center of design.

DVD Features

Sound: 2.0 Stereo

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "This new biopic about one of the greatest designers of the 20th century is both an affectionate tribute to the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and a touching love story. Enlivened by family photographs and plentiful archive footage, diagrams and painstaking research, Aalto is a meaty yet concise undertaking that will satisfy professional as well as dilettante appetites. "
    Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia
  • Highest Rating
    "After decades of Aalto adulation, and the proliferation of Aalto-inspired chairs, vases and tea towels, this film sheds useful light on the man, and women, behind the organic curves."
    Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian
  • Highest Rating
    "The cameramen, Heikki Färm, Jani Kumpulainen and Tuomo Hutri make a silent but all the more important contribution by revealing Aalto's artistic intent to audiences and making us feel in the presence of Aalto, the practising architect."
    Laura Iloniemi , de zeen

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