The film opens with very unusual views for Lithuania: vast landscapes under the snow, reindeer harness, helicopter which will take worker Steponas Kreivėnas, his Ukrainian wife Polina and son Marius from Moscow to Lithuania. He hardly remembers the way to his home village. He visits his aged parents and meets his brother Vacys who comes occasionally from town and his sister Šarūnė, who starts her journalist career in Vilnius. Only the eldest brother Mindaugas is missing. He disappeared after the war somewhere in the USSR. Once a large family is now scattered. After three months at home Steponas sets out to leave again. Regardless of the fact that his wife is pregnant and bored with this “gypsy life”. He leaves his son Marius with his parents and before leaving mentions that brother Mindaugas is alive.
VIII USSR Film Festival in Chișinău (1975) – second prize for Best Actress – Liubov Virolainen.