BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL
A Russia-Ukraine coproduction - Epic - 2015 - 119min
Directed by Sergey Mokristkiy
Cast : Julia Peresild, Joan Blacham, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Vitali Linetski, Polina Pakhomova, Nikita Tarasov
The true story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young soldier known as ‘Lady Death’. Considered as the best female sniper in history, she fought to defend Odessa and Sebastopol against German troops. In 1942, Joseph Stalin sent her to the US on a mission to convince President Roosevelt and the Nation to join the war. She stayed at the White House for a week and beacame close to Eleanor Roosevelt. Two months later, the Allies opened the Second Front.The film is not only the story of an extraordinary woman, but the best production made in CIS for years.