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“Posthumous" is a modern day fairy tale that centers on a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. The artist decides to keep up the charade by pretending to be his own brother, but the entire plan is put in jeopardy when he befriends a charming, resourceful reporter and they begin to show each other the true value of life, art and love.

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Love, Life and Other Lies
Jack
Huston
Brit
Marling
Lambert
Wilson
Alexander
Fehling
Tom
Schilling
Story

"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.

Written/Directed by LULU WANG


Casting by ANJA DIHRBERG
DAN HUBBARD

Director of Photography STEFAN CIUPEK

Produced by BERNADETTE BÜRGI


Editing by MATTHEW FRIEDMAN
ANTJE ZYNGA

Production Design by SEBASTIAN SOUKUP


Co-Producers SKADY LIS
ANDRO STEINBORN

Music by DUSTIN O’HALLORAN
BRIAN CROSBY

Costume design by CLAUDIA TORSIELLO