Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Being / Virpi Suutari
Aalto & Fred Jüssi
New Nordic Virtual Cinema
April 9–15, 2021
Scandinavia House / Online

New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House returns in a virtual format! Celebrate contemporary Nordic filmmaking with us from home in week long sessions of contemporary feature films and documentaries.

The eighth session of the series from April 9 through 15 features the film Aalto (Director Virpi Suutari; 2020, Finland), a documentary and love story of Finnish modern architecture/design masters Alvar and Aino Aalto, and the film Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Being / Fred Jüssi. Olemise ilu (Director Jaan Tootsen; 2020, Estonia), a documentary about the Estonian biologist, nature writer, and photographer Fred Jüssi. The films are available as a special double-feature package.

Director Virpi Suutari will join us for a virtual film talk on Aalto with Peter Reed (former Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, MoMA) in coordination with the screenings; click here for details.

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