Phnom Penh nowadays. Three young people, three perspectives, three routes. Songsa, an introverted teenager, is sent to the capital by his family to sell clothes in a tuk-tuk. Phearum goes into debt to buy a taxi and confronts the unexpected. Thy dives into the nightlife and dreams of joining a biker crew. Three ways of living, three destinies, three looks.
Coalesce draws a portrait of a youth who faces a fast changing world.
After graduating from the Cinema department at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, Jessé Miceli began exploring the cinematographic sector, first working for film production companies and then participating in the distribution of Heritage films from all over the world.
In the early 2010s, he discovered Cambodia and became passionate about it. In 2019, he produced a film in Khmer, with Cambodian actors and a local team. Coalesce is his first feature film.
- First Assistant
Sek Songsa, Eang Phearum, Rom Rithy, Vann Lek, Nicól Bear, Alexandre Barthélémy, Douglas Shakels
Jessé Miceli, Gaëlle Jones
Horoma Films, Perspective Films
- Cannes Film Festival 2020 – Acid
- Busan International Film Festival 2020 – A Window on Asian Cinema
- Cambodian French Institute Phnom Penh 2021
- Ottawa International Film Festival 2021
- Pop-Up Asian Film Festival Chicago 2021
- Festival de la Francophonie Chicago 2021
- Visions du Reel Nyon 2021
- Cine Aasia Helsinki 2021
- Biografilm Festival Bologna 2021 – Larger than Fiction
- qFLIX Philadelphia 2021
- Si Loin, Si Proche, Vietnam Cambodia and Laos Film Fesitval La Ferme du Boisson 2021
- Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Acid
- Cambodia Town Film Festival Long Beach 2021
- Asian Film Festival Barcelona 2021
- Seoul International Pride Film Festival 2021
- Evreux International Educational Film Festival 2021 – Feature Film Competition
- CineAsia Tours 2022 – Feature Film Competition
- Queer East Film Festival London 2022
- Asian Pacific Screen Awards 2021 Brisbane – In Competition