Huge as an ocean Kyrgyzstan's lake Issyk Kull. From all sides it is closed by mountains. On the north side of it there is a lonely one floor school with white walls. The teacher of Russian language Talip doesn't work here anymore, he was retired. But, is it possible for Russian literature to retire? – Talip thinks. And the seagulls that fly above the Issyk Kul lake, aren't they like Chekhov's seagulls? Talip convinces pupils in the school to make a performance «Seagull» by Chekhov in Russian language. But it seems like nobody except for big Issyk Kul lake, that of course formed the scenography of the performance doesn't want to interact with him. Old outcast, fan of Russian culture, lonely and angry , poor and full with energy he will fight for his idea even if it will cost him his life.