Helsinki-based filmmaker born in 1976, who writes and directs both fiction and documentary films.
Her selected filmography includes an award winning feature film by seven female writer-directors Force of Habit (2019), an official selection of the Hotdocs 2017 documentary Grey Violet–Odd One Out (2017) and an award winning short animation Pussy for Beginners (2015).
Aalto's films often handle questions of inner growth and identity. She aims to convey precise and true perceptions of life through a raw and realistic, yet warm and often humoristic touch.
Reetta Aalto has an MA degree in Documentary Film from the Aalto University (ARTS) and an MA degree in Russian Language and Literature from the Helsinki University.
Laughing Matters (2020) is Aalto’s feature film debut.
Tommi: Joonas Saartamo
Kira: Aino Sirje
Karri: Ernest Lawson
Riitta: Minna Kivelä
Kale: Heikki Silvennoinen
Laura: Satu Tuuli Karhu
Lari-matti: Miika Laakso