A history of the fifty editions of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Although first held in 1946, the twists and turns of the 20th century meant that the festival has only been able to celebrate its 50th edition in 2015. The history of the festival is traced by director Miroslav Janekin cooperation with long-serving artistic consultant Eva Zaoralová, who talks to participants in early editions. Unseen period archives, fascinating facts from the unknown past, the interviewa about films, guests and what goes on behind the scenes show a different side to the festival at various periods. How did one of toaday's major A-list festivals, which for most of its history was at the mercy of political manipulation and hypocritical slogans, develop? The Karlovy Vary festival - as the film fans of today have never seen it before.