Global We Got Married EP 10 Making Film: Taecyeon Is An Ahjumma Killer, Gui Gui Gifts Taecyeons Manager Taiwanese Suncakes

Global We Got Married EP 10 Making Film: Taecyeon Is An Ahjumma Killer, Gui Gui Gifts Taecyeons Manager Taiwanese Suncakes

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Global We Got Married EP 10 Making Film: Taecyeon Is An “Ahjumma Killer,” Gui Gui Gifts Taecyeon’s Manager Taiwanese Suncakes Global We Got Married EP 10 Making Film: Taecyeon, Gui GuiIn "Global We Got Married" Episode 10 "making film," the videos released on the show's official Youtube website showed behind-the-scenes footage of Taecyeon and Gui Gui filming for episode 10 of "Global We Got Married."

While filming for the scenes where Gui Gui and Taecyeon had to prepare for the housewarming party, Gui Gui apparently gifted Taecyeon's manager delicious suncake pastries from Taiwan. Gui Gui wanted to thank Taecyeon's manager for buying slippers for her during their honeymoon in Jeju Island.

While decorating their home in preparation for their housewarming party, Gui Gui, nicknamed the "game addict," was playing around with Taecyeon as the two tried to blow up balloons with helium. Gui Gui proposed that the loser of "rock, papers, scissors" should suffer the punishment of having a balloon popped right next to their ear.

As Gui Gui tried to show off how to pop balloons with her bare hands, she shocked the entire room full of filming staff. She ended up hurting her hands, but she laughed it off saying, "Ok, finished..."

While Taecyeon and Gui Gui travelled to Guri market to buy ingredients to cook for their housewarming party, Gui Gui noticed that a lot of older, middle-aged women liked Taecyeon and said that he was handsome.

Gui Gui exclaimed to the camera, "He's an 'ahjumma killer,'" meaning that Taecyeon is extremely popular among ahjummas (middle-aged women).

MBLAQ's G.O also showed his support for the TaecGui couple. As G.O finished helping Taecyeon and Gui Gui with the food preparation, he said to the camera, "Taecyeon and Gui Gui, I hope you two will live happily for a long time. I'm always on your side. Fighting!"

Did you enjoy watching the TaecGui couple in episode 10 of Global We Got Married?

Click here to read Global We Got Married Episode 10 Recap.


Hongki and Fujii Mina head to Japan to film ‘We Got Married: Global Edition

Hongki and Fujii Mina head to Japan to film ‘We Got Married: Global Edition

Hongki and Fujii Mina head to Japan to film We Got Married: Global Edition?

Hongki and Fujii Mina recently departed for Japan to film We Got Married: Global Edition.

The first episode of the series had already aired, and MBC Every1 uploaded a compact version on the official YouTube channel of the program.

During their first meeting, Fujii Mina impressed Hongki with her fluent Korean. Perhaps Hongki can impress Fujii Mina with his Japanese in her native country?

Hongki and Fujii Mina head to Japan to film We Got Married: Global Edition?

Hongki and Fujii Mina head to Japan to film We Got Married: Global Edition?

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'Masquerade' well-received in global film industry

'Masquerade' well-received in global film industry

'Masquerade' well-received in global film industry

The Korean film "Masquerade" released on September 13 is a smash hit in Korea (photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment).

The Korean film "Masquerade" is in full gallop. In addition to having secured the top spot ever since its release on September 13, the movie also hit the eight-million-viewership mark in its third week. At this point, the question arises: why is the film so appealing to moviegoers?

One of the basic factors is the skeletal plot based on historical facts combined with the director's use of imagination. A phrase written in Joseon Wangjosillok (Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, National Treasure No. 151) in 1615, the eighth year of King Gwanghaegun's reign -- "Do not record something we should hide" -- provided the inspiration that someone other than the king could possibly play the role for him during his absence.

The plot revolves around Korean history in the year 1615 when the nation falls into disorder and is under political turmoildue todomestic power struggles. Gripped with panic and fear of assassination, King Gwanghaegun is getting more violent and aggressive with each passing day. In order to avoid assassination, the king directs the chief royal secretary to find him a double to fill in for him. Haseon, a beggar who has a surprisingly similar appearance with the king and a smooth tongue and a talent for copying the king's way of speaking, is selected and taken to the palace ignorant of the reason. One day, the king is poisoned as feared and Haseon takes the throne pretending to be king while Gwanghaegun recovers in secret. Things get complicated when Haseon begins to voice his own opinions and people start to notice the sudden changes in the king's behavior. The affection and appreciation that the fake king shows towards even thelowest ofservants touches the people, and also the audiences.

'Masquerade' well-received in global film industry

The plot of the Korean film "Masquerade" combines true historical eventsthat took place during the Joseon Kingdom with some imaginative twists(photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment).

Director Choo Chang-min attributed the film's success to the restrained slapstick comedy, showcased by top star Lee Byeong-Heon who has always had an elegant image. Choo emphasized that it was hard to find such a versatile actor who could successfully play two ambivalent roles (king and beggar) simultaneously in one scene. On film, seeing Haseon behave like the king making awkward mistakes drives the drama and immerses the audience in his acting.

Another factor that director Choo considered important was the background setting that features the classical and dignified images of Korean palaces. Choo had alwaysfelt thatfilmsset duringthe JoseonKingdomcould do more tocapture theeloquent visuals of the Joseon king'squarters and thus, for this film,came to build the largest palace setting to date. The majestic and grand-scale palace, coupled with the music created by a 60-musician orchestra, heightens the film's ambience and overwhelms the audiences.

'Masquerade' well-received in global film industry

The film "Masquerade" depicts the dreadful fate of queens during the Joseon Kingdom (photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment).

The depictions of traditional life in the palace add to the fun of watching the movie,allowing domestic and international audiences to look at the past anew. The king's power and charismatic authority are highlighted throughout the film starting from the first scene of the king sitting in the comfort of his own sofa with court ladies busy getting him ready,trimming his nails and doing his hair to dressing up formally. It is also interesting to see the court ladies in the king's room while the king is defecating and then getting a royal physician to smell and taste it in order to check the state of the king's health.

The queen who boasts a graceful and beautiful figure but seems to live a hard life in the palace also proves interesting to watch. The movie depicts the dreadful fate of queens of Joseon Kingdom who were always treated well but nontheless restricted in their behaviors and forced to present a classic example. Once becoming queen, they were unable to leave the palace and were jealous of a large number of rivals, the court ladies.

"Masquerade" has been well-received in the global film industry too. Since the movie premiered in LA in September, a series of rave reviews have followed from critics and spectators and the movie has been introduced on several media outlets startingwith the September 30 edition of the LA Times' Sunday Calendar, which dedicated the front page to the movie featuring a full-page interview with Lee Byeong-Heon. LA Weekly's critic Christine Bravo also praised the movie: "The movie is like a captivating jewel".

"Masquerade" is currently showing in theaters nationwide. For the convenience of foreign viewers, an English-subtitled version is being shown at CGV Yongsan and a Japanese version at Apgujeong CGV. More detailed information is available at the official website of CGV.

By Lee Seung-ah Staff Writer


Jeonju film festival puts indie films before global blockbusters

Jeonju film festival puts indie films before global blockbusters

'We wanted to focus on interacting with indie film fans and providing films that they have been wanting to see but couldn't access in Korea'. - Jinna Lee, festival manager

Jeonju film festival puts indie films before global blockbusters

Jeonju, a city best known for its bibimbap (mixed vegetables and rice), will be abuzz for a different reason starting Thursday, with indie film fans, directors and stars visiting for the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival.

Steadily growing in scale and recognition alongside bigger rivals including the Busan International Film Festival, online tickets for more than 70 screenings have already sold out, though some can still be purchased at the event.

This year, the Jeonju festival will feature 184 films from 42 countries. Among this selection of films, there are 36 world premieres, one international premiere and 47 Asian premieres. However, organizers say that as a smaller event catering to a relatively specialized indie fan base, their goals go beyond featuring more world premieres, which is often how film festivals gain influence.

"This year's theme is 'Sympathize and Change'. Under this theme, we wanted to focus on interacting with indie film fans and providing films that they have been wanting to see but couldn't access in Korea", said Jinna Lee, the programming team manager at JIFF. "Having a lot of world premieres is not the end-all for quality of a festival. Especially for a smaller festival like JIFF, it is often more important to pay attention to great films that may not have gained attention at other festivals".

Jeonju film festival puts indie films before global blockbusters

A scene from "Sister", the opening film of this year's Jeonju International Film Festival. Provided by the festival

The opening film this year is "Sister", the second feature film by French-Swiss director Ursula Meier that is a coming-of-age story of a brother and sister who live in a poor valley near a beautiful ski resort in the Alps.

As a partially competitive film festival, JIFF has three competition sections: the international competition with 10 feature-length films in the running; the Korean film competition with 13 films; and the Korean short film competition with 17 shorts. The international competition features films by first- or second-time directors from around the world. Since last year, this competition has included Korean films, as the organizers say that the quality of Korean indie films has risen vastly in recent years so that they can now compete at an international level.

"This year, we selected 'Padak', the debut animation film by Korean director Lee Dae-hee, for the international competition section. Korean indie films have been really strong since a couple of years ago", Lee said.

First-place winners of the competitive sections will get a prize of $15,000 - $10,000 from Woosuk University and an additional $5,000 from the festival.

Another movie selected for the international competition is "Ex Press", directed by Filipino Jet B. Leyco, a lyrical film centering on a dream about trains and the sinister events surrounding it. The Korean film competition includes "Comedy", about an ex-comedian who struggles to find work, and "Early Spring, Gyeongju", about a divorcee who leaves Seoul for Gyeongju, where her mother lives.

One of the highlights of the film festival has always been the "Midnight Obsession" screenings with back-to-back showings of films starting from late in the evening. The first night will include screenings of two music documentaries: "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" by Martin Scorsese and "Marley", by director Kevin McDonald, about the life of the legendary Jamaican singer.

There will also be screenings of new Korean and international films as a part of the Cinemascape section. Besides three feature films by Japanese filmmaker Tomita Katsuya, Cinemascape includes "Glorious Accidents", an Argentinian film which tells nine different stories regarding personal transformation and death, "Remembrance of MB", a political documentary by Kim Jae-hwan which reflects on the years of the Lee Myung-bak administration, and "The Color Wheel" by Alex Ross Perry, about an aspiring news anchor's road trip with her younger brother.

There will also be events focusing on filmmakers' careers, including one for Japanese filmmaker Uchida Tomu that will screen seven of his movies including "Sweat" and "The Police Officer", and one for Korean director Lee Jang-ho, with screenings of films "Eoudong", "Good Windy Day" and "The Man with Three Coffins".

*For more information about the festival, visit or call (02) 2285-0562.

By Cho Jae-eun


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