Synopsis

Miro Žbirka, or just Meky for everyone. His name and his music are well-known, but few actually know Meky himself and his life story. Yet his story is like a great song with a riveting backstory, pace, emotions, and surprises. An energetic film portrait Meky introduces the popular singer close up, openly, honestly, in unexpected contexts, and with humor. The film has been created by Šimon Šafránek, who was awarded the Czech Lion for his previous documentary film, King Skate.

COUNTRY
Czech Republic, Slovakia

PRODUCERS
KATEŘINA ČERNÁ, ZUZANA MISTRÍKOVÁ, ĽUBICA ORECHOVSKÁ

genre
documentary film

COPRODUCERS
MIRO AGENCY, ČESKÁ TELEVIZE, RTVS

RELEASE DATE
8. 7. 2020

FORMAT
DCP

RUNTIME
80 min

Trailer & Photogallery

Cast & Crew

DIRECTOR
Šimon Šafránek

WRITER
Šimon Šafránek, Honza Vedral

EDITOR
Šimon Hájek

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Martin Žiaran

SOUND
Richard Müller

About the film

With Meky, we tried to make a film portrait that has not been made before. Without sentiment and pathos but with humor. Flashing, energetic and subversive in the picture. With loud music and, above all and if possible, honest, emotional, human.
We’ve followed Meky for almost a year, from his bedroom, through a packed concert in London, to the backstage of a sold-out O2 Arena in Prague. We had access to previously unseen personal archives and also to unknown versions of Meky’s later hits.
And all this time, we have been searching for who this musician is, whose songs have been on the radio for over 40 years and whose songs everyone knows. But nobody seems to know him – “He’s such a nice, easy-going guy”. So we set off to follow the footsteps of this “Englishman from Bratislava” who has made several remarkable decisions and sacrifices in his life and came from an unknown Gunduličova Street to the famous London Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording studio.