AALTO is an enchanting documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects Alvar Aalto. The film shares for the first time the intimate love story of Alvar and his architect wife Aino Aalto. It takes the viewer on a cinematic tour to their creative processes and iconic buildings all over the world. 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 other unique places.
Virpi Suutari is an awarded film maker known for her personal cinematic style and emotional narratives. Her films have been shown all over the world.The The Idle Ones (2002) was nominated for the Best European Documentary (EFA) and she has got several awards as the Best Nordic Documentary. Her latest film, Entrepreneur, was in the Masters selection at IDFA 2018. Virpi has received the national Jussi Award (the Finnish Oscars) three times. She is working with the top film professionals, among them editor Jussi Rautaniemi, who has edited internationally acclaimed films such as The happiest day in the life of Olli Mäki (Un certain regard - prize Cannes 2016)