Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange, A Rapid Love Story

Directed by Mait Laas

Length 73min

Genre Animation

Year of production 2013

Production country Estonia, Finland

Starring Iiris Vesik, Omar Nõmm, Peeter Volkonski, Hardi Volmer, Risto Joost, Andero Ermel, Kati Kovács

Written by Kati Kovács, Peep Pedmanson

Director of Photography Ragnar Neljandi

Production Design Kati Kovács, Mait Laas, Ivika Luisk

Puppet animation Märt Kivi, Triin Sarapik-Kivi

Composer Ülo Krigul

Producers Arvo Nuut, Andrus Raudsalu / Nukufilm

Co-producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo

Maroc, an orange boy, is a boat refugee from Africa sailing over the Mediterranean and hoping for a better life. The storm crashes his boat and Maroc as the survivor is washed onto the shores of Sicily. His dreams of finding happiness in the free world are shattered when he ends up as a laborer in a tomato plantation, owned by a ketchup manufacturer, a rich lemon bastard.

Lisa Limone, daughter of the ketchup tycoon, has lived a wealthy life but she is longing for love. Lisa spends her days on the beach collecting seashells that sing love songs to her. One day she finds a magic shell that sings her about Maroc. Will Maroc be The One for her? Will love conquer greedy capitalism? Shall we see the sweet-and-sour fruit of orange’s and lemon’s love?

Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange, A Rapid Love Story is a contemporary Romeo and Juliet story, presented as an opera written by Kati Kovács and Peep Pedmanson, directed by Mait Laas. Original musical score is written by internationally acclaimed Estonian composer Ülo Krigul.