Battle for Sevastopol

Battle for Sevastopol
Battle for Sevastopol Battle for Sevastopol Battle for Sevastopol
Sergey Mokritskiy

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

Country: Russia, Ukraine

Duration: 118 min

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy

Genre:  Biography, Drama, Romance

Screenplay: Maksim Budarin, Maksim Dankevich

Producers: Natalya Mokritskaya, Egor Olesov, Ulyana Saveleva

Operators: Yuriy Korol

Composer: Evgueni Galperine

Editor: Viktor Onysko

Cast: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Joan Blackham, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Category: Out of Competition, Special screenings

Age limitations: 12+


After the German invasion of the USSR, university student Lyudmila Pavlichenko becomes a fighter in the 25th Rifle Division. She fights in the Battle of Odessa and, eventually, the defense of Sevastopol. After 309 confirmed kills, she is sent to the United States to campaign for American support, and meets Eleanor Roosevelt (Joan Blackham).


Rewards and nominations

  • Beijing International Film Festival, 2015 - Won: Tiantian Award - Best Actress Yuliya Peresild 
  • Beijing International Film Festival, 2015 - Nominated: Best Picture
  • Golden Eagle Awards, Russia, 2016 - Won: Golden Eagle - Best Actress - Yuliya Peresild, Best Cinematography - Yuriy Korol 
  • Nika Awards, 2016 - Nominated: Best Film, Best Actress
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics 2016 - Nominated: Best Actress