The film tells about the creative path of the People's Artist of the USSR B. F. Andreev. Fragments from feature films: "Tractor Drivers", "Big Life", "Bogdan Khmelnitsky", "Two Soldiers", "The Fall of Berlin", "The Tale of Fiery Years", "Poem about the Sea", "Ilya Muromets", "Cossacks", "Optimistic Tragedy" with B. F. Andreev. Honoring B. F. Andreev in connection with his 50th birthday. They say (synchronously) about BF Andreev directors Yu. I. Solntseva, A. L. Ptushko. BF Andreev talks about the profession of a cinematographer.