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This captivating exploration of Alver Aalto, the defining figure in Scandic design and one of Europe's greatest modern architects, focuses on his remarkable and loving partnership with wife... See full summary »

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Virpi Suutari

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Jussi Rautaniemi (script), Virpi Suutari
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David N. Fixler David N. Fixler ... Narrator (voice)
Juhani Pallasmaa Juhani Pallasmaa ... Narrator (voice)
Nina Stritzler-Levine Nina Stritzler-Levine ... Narrator (voice)
Antonello Alici Antonello Alici ... Narrator (voice)
Harry Charrington Harry Charrington ... Narrator (voice)
Peter Reed Peter Reed ... Narrator (voice)
Harmon Goldstone Harmon Goldstone ... Narrator (voice)
Gail Fenske Gail Fenske ... Narrator (voice)
Renja Suominen-Kokkonen Renja Suominen-Kokkonen ... Narrator (voice)
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen ... Narrator (voice)
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Narrator (voice)
Severi Parko Severi Parko ... Narrator (voice)
Esa Laaksonen Esa Laaksonen ... Narrator (voice)
Johanna Alanen Johanna Alanen ... Narrator (voice)
Heikki Alanen Heikki Alanen ... Narrator (voice)
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This captivating exploration of Alver Aalto, the defining figure in Scandic design and one of Europe's greatest modern architects, focuses on his remarkable and loving partnership with wife, Aino. Theirs was a profoundly humanist vision that put people at the centre of design, and ranged from work in furniture design through to huge architectural projects. They mixed with, and influenced, major figures of modernist art and design including Le Corbusier, Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Come on a cinematic tour of their iconic buildings all over the world, from a library in Russia, a student dormitory at MIT, an art collector's private house near Paris, to a pavilion in Venice. Narrated by experts in the field and featuring never before seen archive footage, Aalto tells the love story of an extraordinary couple with a great passion for human scale architecture.

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A 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. See more »

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Features Finlandia-talo 1971 (1971) See more »

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The architecture of the human being
26 January 2021 | by MiguelAReinaSee all my reviews

The shots of the buildings designed by Alvar Aalto are accompanied by people, representing the concept of architecture as an experience of the human being. It is an ambitious documentary that devoutly shows the work of one of the world's great architects. And also highlights the work of Aino Aalto as a woman who was never in the shadow of her husband. An interesting approach to the architecture of the soul.


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Finland

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German | Italian | Russian | French | Finnish | English

Release Date:

4 September 2020 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aalto - Architektur der Emotienen See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,242
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Euphoria Film, ARTE, AVEK See more »
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2.39 : 1
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