Jean Labadie's Le Pacte has picked up Stephen Walker's Young@Heart for international sales in a deal concluded ahead of Cannes.
The documentary, about the Young@Heart chorus of senior citizens who sing rock songs to rapt audiences, traces the preparation of a new show boasting covers of Hendrix, Coldplay and The Clash.
It premiered in Sundance. Deals Le Pacte has made include Spain (Alta), Benelux (ACB-Cinemien), Israel (Shoval), Greece (Artfree) and Korea (Jin Jin). Negotiations are ongoing in other territories including Italy. Prior to Cannes, the film was sold to Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Australia.
It is being released in April by Searchlight in the US.