Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
A magical, warm–hearted family film with universal appeal. Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another, Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy yearns to talk to Mrs Silver, but tongue-tied and shy, his attempts always end in disaster. And when Mr Pringle, a boorish next-door neighbour, asks Mrs Silver out on a date, Mr Hoppy's world falls apart. Mrs Silver's greatest wish is for her tortoise, Alfie, to grow a little bigger. All is lost for Mr Hoppy until he has the brightest and most devious of ideas to win his lady's heart. Starring Academy Award winners Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, ESIO TROT is endearing and wonderful for the whole family.
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench, Richard Cordery
Director Dearbhla Walsh