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Ula Stöckl was born in 1938 in Ulm. After studying Languages in Paris and London, she studied at the Institute for Film of the Ulm Academy of Design. Her film THE CAT HAS NINE LIVES (1968) is considered to be the first feminist film in the Federal Republic of Germany, followed by such classic women’s films like ERIKA’S PASSIONS (1976) and DER SCHLAF DER VERNUNFT (1984). A selection of her other highly-acclaimed films includes: THE GOLDEN THING (1971), EIN GANZ PERFEKTES EHEPAAR (1974), A WOMAN WITH RESPONSIBILITIES (1978), DAS ALTE LIED (1992), DIE WILDE BÜHNE (1993), and DIE WIDERSTÄNDIGEN “ALSO MACHEN WIR WEITER” (2015).