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AALTO

Virpi Suutari
FI 2020    52' 102'
⚬ Architecture & Design 

Synopsis

Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design, Aino and Alvar Aalto gave their signature to iconic Scandic design. The first cinematic portrait of their life love story is an enchanting journey of their creations and influence around the world. Narrated by experts in the field and featuring never before seen archive footage, AALTO tells the story of an extraordinary couple with a great passion for human scale architecture. 

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Director

Virpi Suutari

Producer

Timo Vierimaa

Executive Producers

Virpi Suutari, Martti Suosalo

Production Company

Euphoria Film

Co-Production Company

ARTE, YLE, Avrotros

Cinematography

Heikki Färm F.S.C., Jani Kumpulainen F.S.C

Editor

Jussi Rautaniemi F.C.E

Music

Sanna Salmenkallio

Awards

Spark Award for Best Film

DA2 - Zagreb Design, Art & Architecture Film Festival 2020

Festivals

AFFR Rotterdam 2020

Adelaide FF 2020

Film Festival Ghent 2020

Bergen IFF 2020

ADFF NY 2020

Göteborg IFF 2021

Dublin IFF 2021

CPH:DOX 2021

Istanbul FF 2021

London Architecture FF 2021

Thessaloniki DFF 2021

Filmfest DC 2021

 

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Film Details

Runtime 52' 102'
Spoken Languages English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Italian
Production Countries Finland
Resolution 4K

Biography

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 IDLE ONES (2002) was nominated for the Best European Documentary (EFA) and she has got several Best Nordic Documentary awards. Her latest film, ENTREPENEUR, 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 Award Cannes 2016).

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