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The Trip



Before they head off to catch fish in the far Atlantic, fishermen from Soviet Lithuania kiss their wives goodbye. The shadow of the Iron Curtain still follows the men. 

Port of Klaipeda, Soviet Lithuania, 1975. Against the backdrop of an industrial fishing boat, fishermen say goodbye to their wives. They are going off to the sea to catch fish on the faraway Atlantic coasts of Africa. The boat is going to be their home for the next five months. Even though the ship sails thousands of miles away from the Iron Curtain, its shadow follows the men.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature: New Talents Competition 1 with Avitaminosis, Big Phat Party, Hope Hotel Phantom & Until All Is Resolved
Special Guests: directors Rimantas Oičenka, Bojan Stojcic, Kateryna Ruzhyna, Marija Georgiev

Saturday, 25 November – 11:30

Sunday, 26 November – 14:15

REISAS | 2022 | 25 min | Lithuania

PRODUCTIONJurga Kaye – Studija Kinema
SCREENPLAYRimantas Oicenka
CINEMATOGRAPHYLinas Ziura, Laimis Janutenas (archival footage)
EDITINGRimantas Oicenka
SOUNDSigitas Motoras
MUSICVytautas Leistrumas


Warsaw International Film Festival, 2022 – Special Mention: Short Grand Prix | Lithuanian Film Awards, 2023 | Vilnius International Film Festival, 2023 | MakeDox, 2023 | Oslo Short Film Festival, 2023


Rimantas Oičenka was born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, in 1987. He has been working at the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ as a film distribution manager for the past ten years. He also works as a cinema technician and produces various exhibitions at the National Museum of Lithuania. “The Trip” is his first professional short film.