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Director May Miles Thomas brings her Interactive BAFTA winner to the iPad.
The Devil's Plantation is a unique adventure, a haunting psychogeographic journey into the past: 66 films, two life stories and an ancient secret revealed.
In the 1980s archaeologist Harry Bell came to believe that Glasgow - a city built and re-built on over centuries - was laid out to a hidden design. For years he investigated the lost corners and invisible history of the landscape, plotting his Secret Geometry.
Unknown to Harry, psychiatric patient Mary Ross also wandered the city, visiting many of the same significant places. Her medical case file reveals a poignant quest to understand her troubled past and present.
The Devil's Plantation unites the lives of these two strangers. By retracing their steps to complete the work Harry left unfinished at the time of his death, The Devil's Plantation tells a timeless story of how we all live.
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Beautiful and haunting
The Devil's Plantation is a unique experience, exploring Glasgow and its hinterlands through the eyes and minds of two individuals who never met—one, a woman incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital who desperately searches for the daughter she was forced to give up for adoption, the other an amateur archaeologist who investigates whether the city was built upon a mysterious network of aligned sites.
This app brings together a total 66 short films shot at the locations where Mary and Harry visited, at different times and for different reasons. Their stories gradually unfold as you explore the map, leaving you with more questions than answers. Each scene beautifully composed and the haunting soundtrack adds to the somewhat unsettling atmosphere. This isn't just an app, it's a truly significant work of contemporary cinema.
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- Elemental Films Limited
- 13.2 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2021 Elemental Films Ltd
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