In the year of her 85th birthday, Alisa Freindlich has been rehearsing the leading role in the new play of Ivan Vyrypaev. Her heroine is an extravagant American writer of Polish origin. Together with Freindlich, we go through this path – from the play's first reading to the official premiere. Not only in the theater, but also outside of it. Here Alisa plays preferans with her friends or takes a cat to the dacha or holds her great-grandson in her arms for the first time. The camera carefully captures fragments of the life of the great Russian actress.