Dark Vein

Σκοτεινή φλέβα

23rd TDF: World Premiere

From the First World War military cemeteries in Bitola (North Macedonia), we move to the banks of the Danube in Novi Sad (Serbia), and then to the mines of Kozani (Greece), seeking, through a Balkan travelogue, the dark vein that runs through these places and determines their fate. The film explores the parallel past and present of the three locations, evoking their traumas and juxtaposing them with the violent exploitation of the environment in the Balkans day. The true narrator is the landscape and its sounds poetically revealing the dark and violent anthropogenic inscriptions upon itself.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Stratis Vogiatzis, Yorgos Samantas
Script: Stratis Vogiatzis, Yorgos Samantas
Cinematography: Stratis Vogiatzis
Editing: Stratis Vogiatzis, Yorgos Samantas
Sound: Yorgos Samantas
Music: Chris Christodoulou
Production: Ιnter Alia
Producers: Boyka Boneva
Narration: Stratis Vogiatzis, Yorgos Samantas, Nikos Pasamitros
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, Serbia, Albania
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 21΄
Contact: Inter Alia, Boyka Boneva

Stratis Vogiatzis


2011 Blind Fisherman (short)
2013 Suspended People (short)
2013 Black Land (short)
2013 Paporias (short)
2014 Forest of Gold (short)
2014 Man at Home
2019 Passengers (short)
2020 Dark Vein (co-direction, short)

Yorgos Samantas


2020 Chamber, Street and Corridor Orchestra (co-direction)
2020 Dark Vein (co-direction, short)