24th TDF: Greek Premiere

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, heart-breaking love story of Alvar and his architect wife Aino Aalto, while taking the viewer on a cinematic tour to their creative processes and iconic buildings all over the world. A charming documentary that organically combines entertainment and knowledge, contemporary film material and rare unforeseen footage, based on profound research and narrated by eyewitnesses and top researchers from all over the world.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Virpi Suutari
Script: Virpi Suutari, Jussi Rautaniemi
Cinematography: Heikki Färm, Jani Kumpulainen
Editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Music: Sanna Salmenkallio (composition)
Production: Euphoria Film
Producers: Timo Vierimaa
Co-production: YLE, ARTE G.E.I.E, Avrotros
Executive producer: Virpi Suutari, Martti Suosalo
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Finland
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 102΄
Contact: Autlook Filmsales
Awards/Distinctions: Best Music, Best Editing – Jussi Awards 2021

Virpi Suutari

Virpi Suutari is an awarded filmmaker, known for her personal cinematic style and emotional narratives. Her documentary The Idle Ones (2002) was nominated for the EFA prize and won several awards as the Best Nordic Documentary. Her work has been screened in numerous international film festivals, also in the form of a retrospective, and has been distributed all over the world. Virpi Suutari is a member of the European Film Academy and she has served as a jury member in many festivals.


2001 The Idle Ones
2005 Along the Road Little Child
2010 Auf Wiedersehen Finnland
2013 Hilton!
2014 Garden Lovers
2016 Elegance (short)
2018 Entrepreneur
2020 Aalto
2021 A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country (short)