weekend

country_of_origin: Croatia
Uploaded: 26-03-2009
Length: 65 pages
Status: screenplay

Rating

Concept
3.3
Structure
3.5
Story
3.3
Character
3.5
Dialogue
3.3
Overall
3.4

Logline: Nine main characters share the plot of the film, the backbone of it being a young girl, Mirka, who, in her search for love and understanding of the world around her, unaware, becomes the driving force of some events. Weekend is for her a time of exploration.

Synopsis: The whole idea of the film is summarised in its title. Weekend, a limited time period, will be used by the protagonists of this film to tell their stories by interpreting its significance. Therefore, the story becomes a polygon for showing their character traits and their relationships. Nine main characters share the plot of the film, the backbone of it being a young girl, Mirka, who, in her search for love and understanding of the world around her, unaware, becomes the driving force of some events. Weekend is for her a time of exploration. She is constantly on the move: physically, mentally, spiritually and intellectually. Mirka is trying to dismantle her desolation in hope of gaining some understanding. For her father, a weekend represents a rescue from a strenuous week. A rescue that never comes as he truly doesn’t know what is it that should really rescue him. He wants to escape from everyday life but he is not aware that he is responsible for creating it and therefore he is always finding someone to blame for his unfulfilled expectations. There is always someone who spoils his weekends. Marijana, Mirka’s mother, is a humble and devoted person, and a weekend for her is the time to complete chores she hasn’t got time to do in the week. She can sense that life is not a mere carrying out of duties, but she is afraid to live without them. Krešo, their son and Frane, his friend, use the freedom of two days off school by living them to the full. Everything is allowed at the weekend.
Mirka is wondering around the whole day with her friend Max. Max is a musician who feels passionately for music. Music is a lens to him, through which he observes the world. When Mirka asks him to write a song about something that fascinates her, he finds a pleasure for the whole weekend in that task. In the course of the screenplay he is enjoying in the making of it and in all segments that the process of creation brings, such as rapture, frustration, struggle …
Mirka, same as some other members of Max’s band has not found the source of her strength yet. Therefore, she is attracted to Zoran, who lacking self-realisation, is cynical, verbally arrogant, inspiring, open and impertinent.
Zoran is going through family crisis and problems at work. With Mirka he finds a way out of helplessness that he feels deep inside. He and Mirka have been seeing each other for some time. Bojana, his wife, leaves for the weekend to her native island with her twins, where their mutual friend Zrinka is also taking a rest. Zoran is hoping to spend this weekend with Mirka, and have sex with her. But after spending a whole night together he becomes aware that he is not ready to fight for that relationship and that Mirka loves her boyfriend Goran. Zoran changes his plan and leaves for the island the next morning to be with Bojana and the twins.
Zrinka is a person with a rich life experience and she is extremely sensitive. After a period of drug and alcohol abuse, she comes to the island to think about her life. Her openness makes Bojana open her own heart and admit that she is not prepared to let Zoran go from her life. This weekend is crucial for them. This is the weekend when they will give each other another chance, and Zrinka will realise she wants to settle down and have children. Goran believes in his love towards Mirka and his faith gives him strength to fight for both of them. He offers this option to Mirka and they go to Max’s concert together that weekend.
The story of the film takes place in a small town at the coast and it lasts for just one weekend.

Plot keywords: multi-protagonists , musician , family crisis , relationship drama , drugs , small town


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