Catch Live Screenings of Musical ‘Midnight Sun’ Exclusively at Golden Village

It was not uncommon for us to hear of K-pop fans flying all the way to South Korea to show their support at their favourite idols’ live musicals, but fans living abroad are now inevitability unable to do so because of the pandemic. Thankfully, with Golden Village’s initiative to deliver “more than just a movie” to its patrons, it has secured the exclusive rights to livestream the musical ‘Midnight Sun’ in Singapore — much to the delight of us fans.

The musical tells the heartwarming story of a boy, Haram, who meets a girl, Haena, who cannot be exposed to direct sunlight. Originally a ‘90s Hong Kong classic, ‘Midnight Sun’ was later adapted into a Japanese novel, film and drama. More recently, it was also the subject of a 2018 Hollywood adaptation of the same title.


With a star-studded lineup of K-pop vocalists such as SHINee’s OnewGOT7’s YoungjaeDAY6’s WonpilNU’EST’s Baekho and Lovelyz’s Kei along with other renowned stars, the highly-anticipated musical will be screened live directly from the Kwanglim Arts Center in Seoul. It will be screened exclusively at Golden Village Funan for three days on 7 May, 9 May and 12 June.

Haram and Haena will be played by different artistes for each session. Playing the role of Haram – the boy who shines brightly like the midday sun – are Onew (7 May, 6.30pm), Youngjae (9 May, 1pm and 12 June, 5.30pm), Wonpil (9 May, 5.30pm) and Baekho (12 June, 1pm). Meanwhile, the starlight radiant Haena will be played by Kei (7 May, 6.30pm, 9 May, 1pm and 12 June, 1pm) and feature musical actresses Lee A Jin (9 May, 5.30pm) and Kang Hye In (12 June, 5.30pm).

With a limited number of sessions held, this heart-fluttering musical is not to be missed. Singapore fans can catch ‘Midnight Sun’ live at Golden Village Funan on the above dates and timings. The musical will run for 100 minutes, and feature English subtitles.

Tickets are now on sale and are priced at $54 for standard seats and $56 for premium seats (GEMINI & Deluxe Plus), available for purchase at all GV cinemas, on GV’s website and via the iGV app.

(Movie poster & stills: Golden Village)


New Romance Film ‘Sweet and Sour’ To Premiere on Netflix this June

Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin and Krystal Jung have teamed up for a new romance film Sweet & Sour, which is set for global release on June 4th. The film follows a realistic story of relationships, as the three young people experience sweet and sour moments in their lives.

In this film, Jang Ki-yong plays the role of a realistic boyfriend Jang-hyuk, who gradually transforms from a sweet guy in the beginning of a relationship, to an unresponsive one.

Jang-hyuk’s lovely girlfriend Da-eun is played by Chae Soo-bin, who established herself as a major next-gen rom-com star through all her previous drama roles. Many young viewers will relate to her character Da-eun, who is frustrated with both her job as a nurse and her love life.

Bo-yeong, the woman whom Jang-hyuk meets through his job assignment with his big name corporate employer, is played by Krystal Jung. Demonstrating a different kind of charm than her usual chic image, Krystal shapes Bo-yeong into an interesting character in a love-hate relationship with Jang-hyuk while they collaborate and compete for the same permanent position at the corporation.

Filming for Sweet & Sour was completed in December 2019 and the film will be released worldwide on Netflix on June 4th.


[K-Movie] Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum Team up for ‘SEOBOK’, The Korean Blockbuster of The Year

SEOBOK, the highly anticipated Korean blockbuster of the year, will be releasing simultaneously in Korea and Singapore on 15 April.

Starring two high profile actors Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum, this film follows the story of a former intelligence agent Ki-hun (Gong Yoo), who embarks on a secret mission to transfer mankind’s first cloned human Seobok (Park Bo Gum) to a safe location.

As the two tries to escape together, they find themselves entangled in dangerous situations while being chased by various groups who want to take possession of Seobok, the secret of eternal life.

Originally scheduled for release in December 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic, SEOBOK is said to have rounded up a hefty budget of KRW 16.5billion for its entire film production.

This film will also mark the first collaboration between Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum, setting high anticipations in place for the blockbuster.

Singapore fans can now catch SEOBOK ahead of its release at its Priority Preview on 13 April! For Golden Village Movie Club members only, you can now be among the first ones to watch it by making an advance booking here (Limited tickets at S$13; Comes with an exclusive set of SEOBOK photocards).

Title: SEOBOK (서복)
Genre: Drama
Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum
Directed by: Lee Yong Joo
Singapore Release Date: 15 April 2021
Runtime: 114 minutes

(Movie poster & stills: Golden Village)