The Assam Garden. 1985. Great Britain. Directed by Mary McMurray. Screenplay by Elisabeth Bond. With Madhur Jaffrey, Alec McCowen, Zia Mohyeddin
35mm. 92 min.
After a 17-year absence, Kerr returned to the big screen in this small-budget film about a widow who carries out her late husband’s dream of creating an Assam tea garden. Helen and her neighbor Ruxmani could not be more different, but they manage to come together to nurture the garden, growing healthy tea plants and a potent friendship. The Assam Garden was Kerr’s final feature film.