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You shall go to the ball! Our pick of the week’s most magical cultural events
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Glasgow Film Theatre, Wednesday, 8.30pm Yes, yes, yes, It’s A Wonderful Life is on. But of all the GFT’s Christmas treats this December this is the one we’re most looking forward to. Jacques Demy’s 1964 musical romance – all chocolate box colours and young love – is one of French cinema’s most joyous confections. Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo sing the lines. Michel Legrand provides the soundtrack – “Music is what life would have been like if Michel Legrand had been God”, the film critic David Thomson once suggested – and Demy provides the imagination. A jewel box of a movie.