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“When I die, you will come back to Bali; come to my cremation? Balinese cremation ceremony is fun – you will like it,” the wise Ketut Liyer said to befuddled heroine Liz Gilbert in the 2010 movie Eat, Pray, Love. He then proceeded to enlighten Liz, played by Julia Roberts, about how losing balance for love is part of living a balanced life. Similar scenes portraying Bali and its people are abundant in the movie, which was a hit at the box office. In turn, Eat, Pray Love drew more people to the already bustling island. The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is taking the lead and it is now looking at movie production as a way to promote Indonesia. “Movies represent our country. We hope other movies can be a hit like Eat, Pray, Love,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said. According to her, the ministry offered a one-stop movie-production service and was promoting Indonesia as a location in the US and at festivals such as Cannes Film Festival. The Jakarta Post Travel chose six flicks that, more or less, did the country justice. ... Follow the link above for the whole article.