Soviet Lithuania, 1975. Against the backdrop of an industrial fishing boat, fishermen kiss their wives goodbye. They are going off to the sea to catch fish in the far Atlantic coasts of Africa. The boat is going to be their home for the upcoming five months. Even though the ship sails thousands miles away from the Iron Curtain, its shadow follows the men.
Rimantas Oičenka was born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, in 1987. He has been working at the Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino pavasaris" as film distribution manager for the past 10 years. "The Trip" is his first professional short film.