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Battle for Sevastopol (Russian: "Битва за Севастополь") is a 2015 biographical film about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young Soviet Ukrainian who joined the Red Army to fight the Nazi invasion of the USSR and became one of the deadliest snipers in World War II. The film, a joint Ukrainian-Russian production, was released in both countries on April 2, 2015; its international premiere took place two weeks later at the Beijing International Film Festival. The film is directed by Sergey Mokritskiy and stars Yulia Peresild as Pavlichenko. In addition to Beijing, where Peresild was awarded Best Actress award, the film has also appeared at Cannes Film Festival.