Directors: Miao Wang, Miao Wang
Producers: Violet Du Feng, Damon G Smith, Robert Chang
Writer: Miao Wang

  • COUNTRY : China

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Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. Worlds collide as Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity. They ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.

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