Eat Pray Love Showcases Bali to the World

Friday, 20 August 2010 | 15305

The long awaited film version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling memoirs Eat Pray Love, starring superstar Julia Robert  showcasing the beauty of Ubud to the world, premiered In New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday 10 August 2010.

The premiere in America was also attended by co-star, Indonesia’s own celebrity Christine Hakim, and Director General for Tourism Promotion, Sapta Nirwandar. The film will open in U.S cinemas from 13 August. In Indonesia the film is expected to premier in October.

Eat, Pray and Love is already a world’s best selling book that tells the story of Liz Gilbert and her year long journey in Italy, India and Indonesia as she seeks to find balance and fulfilment in her life following the break down of her marriage. Liz ends her journey in Ubud, Bali, where, surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and friendly people, she finally finds contentment.

With an all star cast and big names like Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem as well as local Indonesian beauty Christine Hakim, the film promises to be a huge hit. Chiristine Hakim, a prominent Indonesian film star herself, plays Wayan, the traditional Balinese healer, who, along with Ketut Liyer, help Liz rediscover her ability to love.

Filmed in Bali, namely Jimbaran and Ubud, the movie showcases the spectacular Indonesian landscape and Balinese culture which Ubud is famous for. Ubud has turned into a popular resort for relaxation and inspiration. Ubud was voted as The Top City in Asia and The Friendliest City by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.