5.5/10
71
5 user 11 critic

Maineland (2017)

Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from Mainland China enrolling in U.S. private schools. Shot over three years ... See full summary »

Director:

Miao Wang

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Transformer (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender.

Director: Michael Del Monte
Stars: Janae Marie Kroczaleski, Jane Vande Voorde
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform.

Director: Erik Ljung
Stars: Wes Tank
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu
Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan
The First Date II (2017)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Tired of the online dating world, a hopeful woman decides to give it one last try with a mysterious stranger who shares her love for scary films.

Director: Michael Buttino Jr.
Stars: Marcus Ganci-Rotella, Bevin Groves, Sherri Lyn Litz
The Mustang (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot
Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on Barnes' memoir of the same name, this documentary tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, immigration to Australia, and how he became the lead singer of Cold Chisel.

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Jimmy Barnes, Jim Duffy, Jack Oliver
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of Israelis and Palestinians come together in Oslo for an unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s in order to bring peace to the Middle East.

Directors: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan
Stars: Shimon Peres, Dennis Ross, Uri Savir
Thunder Road (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Director: Jim Cummings
Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Director: Tom Edmunds
Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Wilkinson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming ... See full summary »

Director: Hao Wu
Edit

Storyline

Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from Mainland China enrolling in U.S. private schools. Shot over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND tells a multi-layered coming-of-age tale, following this buoyant, fun-loving girl and introspective boy as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar small-town rural Maine. They 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. But as their fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, their relationship to home takes on a surprising new aspect.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Maineland homepage | Official site

Country:

China | USA

Language:

Chinese | English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a beautiful and insightful documentary about wealthy Chinese teenagers' journey to a prestigious prep school in rural America

An incredibly lyrical film that is at times a quiet discussion about culture, at times an open meditation on coming-of-age. The subject matter is timely, characters are engaging, and the original score is beautiful. But the real star is the cinematography where each scene is carefully juxtaposed against a scene later. While the narrative unfolds through two years of teenage lives, recurring images, symbols and dialogues remind us that life is never truly linear. And so little by little, we are inevitably drawn to the journeys of the two young protagonists. Who will they become? Will they become who their parents (who sent them from Chinese mega-cities to rural America) wish them to be? Will they become who they themselves thought that they would be? Or will they become who we the viewers wish them to be? In the process of watching these teenagers grow up, we come to see ourselves more (and perhaps in equal parts less) clearly in a complex world.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed