Puppy Love

CAN 2020
Director: Michael Maxxis
Cast: Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette, Mickey Avalon, Michael Madsen, Wayne Newton

110 Min. | OmU | Original with german Subtitles
World Premiere

Morgan lives with his older brother, is constantly being ridiculed by his coworkers at a fast food joint and is generally way too nice to realize that his life pretty much sucks. Carla is a tough-as-nails, drug-addicted prostitute. He falls in love with her. With big puppy eyes trained on her every move, he takes car eof her needs and even installs a microwave in his old Ford Probe to allow her to move in with him. But their make-pretend domesticity is as fragile as onewould assume it to be for two so dissimilar characters.This extraordinary and unorthodox feature debut by Canadian director Michael Maxxis is full of light-hearted moments, enigmatic characters and surprising wisdom. Filled with brilliant offbeat performances by Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Rosanna Arquette and Michael Madsen, »Puppy Love« is clearly this year‘s most cheerful and touching cinematic love story between humor, romance and complete surrender. Morgan and Carla are the most irresistible lovers since »Harold and Maude« presents his anticipated follow-up, and affirms his place as one of the most successful German filmmakers of his generation.