POSTHUMOUS – the art of life

charming, fresh comedy with life lessons

World Premiere at 10. Zurich Film Festival
Jack Huston and Brit Marling in POSTHUMOUS

Jack Huston and Brit Marling in POSTHUMOUS

“Death is a funny thing” says a female voice over a wonderful view of Berlin at the start of this charming comedy called POSTHUMOUS. Indeed death does funny things, above all when big money and art critics are involved. What’s better than a dead artist’s work? Suddenly it’s scarce and becomes valuable. So struggling painter/sculptor Liam Price (Jack Huston) fakes his own death, but he is too fascinated by the sudden success to stay away from the exhibition. As ex-journalist McKenzie Grain (Brit Marling) finds out about his scam she realizes that this could be the story which brings her the recognition and respect she so craves. But does she really want to betray the man she is slowly but surely falling in love with? And can he really keep up the charade? Lulu Wang’s début full length film as a writer and director world premièred at Zurich Film Festival. POSTHUMOUS  is a wonderfully fresh take at the drama we make about ourselves – above all if we are creative people. It’s about the truths we hide, the lies we tell ourselves and it’s about, as Lulu Wang puts it “all of society’s perceived values” versus “the things of real personal value, in order to live a life that is truly unique and uniquely our own.”

 

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About Elisabeth Schabus (476 Articles)
I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.

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