The beauty of Mac DeMarco combined with Francois Truffaut film ‘Les Mistons’
A creative Mac DeMarco fan has combined his dreamy song ‘Let My Baby Stay’ Francois Truffaut film Les Mistons and the result is as perfect as you’d imagine.
The track, taken from DeMarco’s second full-length studio album Salad Days, was recorded in his apartment, in the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York, following a prolonged period of time touring his debut album. The record, which included tracks like ‘Salad Days’, ‘Chamber of Reflection’ and ‘Passing Out Pieces’, signified a slight change in direction for DeMarco and offered a deeply personal insight into his creative mindset.
Now, a YouTube channel that shares its name with South Korean film I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK, has quite brilliantly decided to take a track from DeMarco’s album and combine it with Francois Truffaut’s iconic picture Les Mistons.
Les Mistons, translated as The Mischief Makers, is a short film released in November 1958 and starring the likes of Gérard Blain, Bernadette Lafont and Michel François. Establishing traits of the French New Wave movement, Truffaut described it as “my first real film” despite it actually being his second piece of work.
The film tells the story of a group of young boys that have become infatuated with a beautiful young woman. Somewhat jealous of her passionate affair, they work together to create mischief for the woman and her boyfriend.