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ABOUT THE ALSO SISTERS -  BIO

Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino are storytellers from Galicia, Spain; pretentious European raconteurs who finish each other sentences; and headache-inducing-machines who, since 2011, navigate the fluid world of Film and Media Arts from the United States.

In 2007, they left behind successful careers as Registered Nurses to pursue their childhood dreams of becoming filmmakers. Four years later, and with BFAs in Film, New Media and Communications, they moved to the United States where they earned their MFAs in Film Production, and currently continue to develop their signature style.

They infuse their film work with the strong lisp of their mother tongue, and with the corrosive ironic touch of the always suspicious attitude of the Galegos. Their work often times relies on surrealism, magical realism and unconventional modes of narrative to tell compelling stories about the transformative nature of liminal space.

Film Critic Andrew Robertson said once about them: “Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino do mostly everything with relation to writing; scripting; directing photography and so on, and as with the Coens and the Wachowskis their sibling partnership gives us two heads thinking as one”.

In addition to making films and telling stories in unison, they are deeply committed to teaching. They love sharing their knowledge and expertise with the newest generations of film and media artists whether in the classroom or on set. Each of us holds appointments as Assistant Professors in the Film and Media Arts Department at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, where we live since 2011.



WHY ALSO SISTERS? ALSO SISTERS is Sonia and Miriam’s professional adopted name.
A portmanteau of their last name: ALbert-SObrino and the answer to the all too frequent question: “So, you make films together, huh? … And you are also sisters?” "Yes, Twin Sisters"...




WORK

We infuse our film work with the strong lisp of our mother tongue, and with the corrosive ironic humor of the always suspicious attitude of the Galegos.

Our work often times relies on surrealism, magical realism and unconventional modes of narrative to tell compelling stories about the transformative nature of liminal space.


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TEACHING


In addition to making films and telling stories in unison, we are deeply committed to teaching. We love sharing our knowledge and expertise with the newest generations of film and media artists whether in the classroom or on set. Each of us holds appointments as Assistant Professors in the Film and Media Arts Department at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, where we live since 2011.











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