This documentary about famed Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto goes beyond the usual registry of his most famous buildings and designs. The film also investigates the huge contribution his first wife Aino made to his studio. An accomplished designer and wood worker in her own right, Aino received very little of her deserved credit or recognition for her creative powers during her lifetime. Director Virpi Suutari refocuses the lens on the stereotypical male genius architect and reveals a much more nuanced reality. (Virpi Suutari, 2021, DCP, 99 minutes)
Part of the film series Finntastic! New Films from Finland.