The distributor has picked up all North American, Eastern European and Asian rights to the documentary from filmmaker Gabe Polsky.

Red Army will be a special screening on the Croisette and chronicles the highs and lows of the Soviet Union hockey team during the 1970s and 80s from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov.

“At its heart, this is a film about the Russian soul,” said Los Angeles-based filmmaker Polsky. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with Tom [Bernard] and Michael [Barker] and very excited to present the film in Cannes.”

Jerry Weintraub, Werner Herzog and Liam Satre-Meloy served as executive producers.

Polsky is best known for producing Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant in 2009 and co-directing The Motel Life, starring Emile Hirsh and Stephen Dorff, which won the audience award and screenplay prize at the Rome Film Festival in 2012.