"Posthumous" is a love story between Liam Price (Jack Huston), a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have died, and McKenzie Grain (Brit Marling), the reporter that tries to expose him for the fraud.
Sales begin to skyrocket after the artist’s supposed death, but complications ensue when Liam, unable to resist basking in the glory of his success, shows up at the opening night of his own retrospective. When Liam meets McKenzie, he is instantly drawn to her zestful determination and lies about his identity, pretending to be his own brother. Smart and resourceful, McKenzie quickly discovers Liam's real identity and secretly resolves to expose his hoax on the art world. Despite the obvious lie both Liam and McKenzie perpetuate, they've never been more honest in their lives than with each other. Faced with their undeniable connection, Liam and McKenzie are forced to reevaluate the real lies in their own lives.
Playing with conventions of a classic screwball romantic comedy while exploring contemporary themes and characters, "Posthumous" is a timeless romance about questioning everything from art and beauty to love and relationships. The film inspires audiences to look and appreciate the world all around us, to take risks in everything that we do in order to discover our individual sense of meaning. Most importantly, the story is a reminder to love - to love how we live and to love who we live with.
This English language film was shot entirely on location in Berlin.