Goodbye Golovin

Ian Golovin is preparing for a departure that was preceded by another: his father's death. Now he believes he can finally become his true self. His longing for change drives him to leave the grey tower block estate where he lives in the Ukraine. But Masha, who is somehow always close by, asks the question: You think by changing the audience, we can change who we are?
by Mathieu Grimard
with Oleksandr Rudinskiy, Dasha Plahtiy, Mariia Stopnyk
Canada 2019 Russian, Ukrainian 14’ Colour


  • Oleksandr Rudinskiy (Ian Golovin)
  • Dasha Plahtiy (Masha)
  • Mariia Stopnyk (Anna Golovin)


Written and Directed by Mathieu Grimard
Cinematography Ariel Méthot
Editing Mathieu Grimard
Sound Design François Bélanger
Sound Natasha Avramenko
Costumes Sasha Moni
Make-Up Alina Rybchenko
Casting Sasha Moni
Production Manager Serhiy Solod'ko
Producer Simon Corriveau-Gagné

World sales

H264 Distribution

Produced by

Golovin Films

Mathieu Grimard

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1988, the writer and director’s storytelling is informed by youth culture and the human experience. He has directed over 40 music videos and advertising campaigns for companies including Lancôme, Toyota and P&G. His early work is characterised by an especially experimental aesthetic, as is amply demonstrated by his short films Fleurs: Between Us Two and Gomme.


2017 Fleurs: Between Us Two; short film 2019 Goodbye Golovin; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020