CTFF 2021 Official Selection: Coalesce

Coalesce (Feature Narrative) (82 mins) 
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Location: Art Theatre Long Beach. 2025 E 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
(Art Theatre mandate: All guests must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. Masks are required inside the theatre. Kids under 12 can enter with masks)

Synopsis: 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 youth who face a fast-changing world.

Writer, Director: Jessé Miceli
Stars: Eang PhearumSek SongsaRom Rithy

Director’s Biography: 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.