Alexei comes to the casting of the "Reality" project, the authors of which offer him to film his daily life on camera, and the young man enthusiastically agrees. Aleksey is an open homosexual, and does not hide his preferences from friends and acquaintances, generously sharing intimate details and difficulties in his personal life with them. His unconventional orientation cannot be understood and recognized by his mother, a quarrel with which Alexey also records on camera. The search for the meaning of the boyfriend's life leads the guy to the film festival. Tarkovsky to the Ivanovo region, where he meets a local guy Grisha, starting a stormy holiday romance.