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.

Director’s biography

Virpi Suutari is an awarded filmmaker 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 awards as the Best NordicDocumentary. 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.

Festivals and awards

Film Fest Gent 2020
Adelaide Film Festival 2020
Bergen Internasjonale Filmfestival 2020


Aalto (doc.)
Director: Virpi Suutari
Country: Finland
Year: 2020.
Runtime: 103′
Language: English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Swedish
Cast: Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Elissa Aalto
Production: Euphoria Film
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