EXT. LOVRO’S PARENT’S APARTMENT, BALCONY – DAY – CROATIA
Jasna is sitting on a plastic chair, drinking coffee and smoking. Lovro enters, sits next to her, rolls a cigarette and lights up. Jasna pours him some coffee into a cup.
What did he say?
Balcony is on the highest floor of the building, they are surrounded by rows of appartment buildings, we can hear kids playing in the park in front of the building. Jasna is worried.
Will you drive him to the hospital? When
is it anyway?
Next week. I will.
Well, at least he is eating.
He wants me to get him the watch.
Jasna is trying to comprehend this unusual request.
I don’t know.
Again they keep silent.
I talked to a stonemasonry company about
the renovation of your mother’s grave.
It’s not as expensive as I thought it’s
What? Why? What company? Why?
Because the grave needs to be renovated.
Why would we do that now? It’s expensive.
Lovro doesn’t reply. Jasna understands. She becomes desperate, miserable, furious, helpless. At first she doesn’t know how to react.
So, you have buried him as well.
Mom, I haven’t “buried” him, don’t make
a scene. I just asked for the price.
Of course. I am an idiot obviously. I
don’t even know what the doctor told you,
I don’t even want to know if you told me
everything! You obviously haven’t!
Oh come on, mom, I told you everything,
and this has nothing to do with it! I
talked to them long ago, about a week
or two ago…
Two weeks ago?? And when were you
planning on telling me?
I’m telling you now, I didn’t have a
chance to tell you before…
You are telling me now?? Great! It’s
really fantastic you are telling me now!
Oh, come on mom, don’t make a scene. I
don’t understand why are you mad now.
You don’t understand why am I mad, do
you?? He is just waiting to die, and you
have already buried him! I can’t do this
Lovro finally looses his temper and shouts back at Jasna.
And you are just sitting here and letting
him kill himself with alcohol!
How can you say that? How dare you even
It’s the truth! Maybe you don’t want to
hear it, but that’s the truth! You are
letting him kill himself! That’s what you
And you? What are you doing? What have
you done? What do you expect from me?
What am I supposed to do in your
opinion? Huh? You are not here! You are
never here! You have no idea what is going
on! You are not here! You spoiled brat!
(she begins to cry)
You think you are helping him if you drop
by every now and then? Or help me? Huh?
You are not here at night! You are not
here during the hardest times!
I am spoiled? Right? I am spoiled? I’m
never here? I am here every single fucking
day!! How can you say I am never here? If
I am not here, then I wont be here! And you
manage on your own!
Lovro leaves furiously.