JAVA FEST 2018

"A MAN FOR THE WEEKEND"

MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE MASQUERADE BALL

A Man For The Weekend

Tells us the story of Candace Ayuk (Candy), a young business executive. Driven by her career, she has no time for the pleasures of life, much to the chagrin of her mother who wants to see her settle down.  This drives a wedge between the two as Candy finds herself avoiding her mother’s calls for obvious reasons.

Fate, however, plays a prank on her as she finds herself trapped by a promise to her her mother and must pay her a visit over the weekend with her “boyfriend”, a character obviously non-existent in her life. Thus starts the quest for a man for the weekend, coming to an end when she agrees on a business deal with Bryan Mbah, an intern with her firm, who unknown to her, is a secret admirer.  

This is how, Candy and Bryan head off for a weekend at her mother’s were they are joined by her senior sister Christelle who is their mother’s favorite, the yardstick by which Candy is always measured, and her husband Richard. We are taken through a roller-coaster weekend wherein age-old sibling rivalries emerge, family secrets are revealed, and Bryan gets a better picture of why Candy is the way she is, deepening his admiration for her. 

The weekend, however, takes a turn for the worst when Candy’s story turns on its head and her man for the weekend is revealed for who he really is….a hired hand.  Tempers flare, the family splits in discord, each person going their way, attempting to resume their lives as they were; Christelle’s marriage already fragile before the weekend getaway is crumbling. Candy, hitherto driven and career-minded, finds her thoughts drifting towards Bryan. Their mom now conscious of how unfair she has been to Candy seeks out a means to make amends.

 In a nutshell, A Man For The Weekend is a romantic comedy that bares everyday family issues, putting a comic spin to events while accentuating the overriding message that it is ok to be yourself, stay true, be patient and let life happen.