U.K. Film Council backs India program

Eight movies head to India 'From Blighty With Love'

LONDON -- India is awaiting a heavy dose of British movies with Julian Jarrold's "Brideshead Revisited," "In The Loop," directed by Armando Iannucci and Stephen Poliakoff's "Glorious 39" all landing on the subcontinent with U.K. Film Council backing.

The Council's "From Blighty With Love" is a startup project aiming to push British movies into Indian theaters.

Eight movies will debut in India through the program, which will unspool in theaters in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore from Feb. 26 through March 11.

The project is supported by partners including the Mumbai Film Festival, BBC Entertainment and Reliance.

The other projects are James Marsh's "Man On Wire," Stephan Elliot's "Easy Virtue," Michael Winterbottom's "Genova," Sally Potter's "Rage" and Francois Ozon's "Angel."
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