The Cambodian LGBT drama Coalesce will be released on VOD Dec. 14 from Ariztical Entertainment.
The film follows three young people in the capital of Cambodia, with three perspectives and 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. With three ways of living, three destinies, three looks, Coalesce draws a portrait of a youth that faces a fast-changing world.
Shout! Factory and GKIDS will release the animated drama Funan as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack Dec. 3.
Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, Funan is based on the true story of the family of director Denis Do and their harrowing experience under the Khmer Rouge.
Set in Cambodia in April 1975, the film tells the story of Chou, a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything.
Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), as well as a new English-language version, the Blu-ray also includes an interview with Do, storyboards and concept art as bonus features.