Goodbye Golovin

A FILM BY MATHIEU GRIMARD

Short Film – Quebec – 2019 –  14 min
Color | Russian and Ukrainian with English and French subtitles | 1.85 | Stereo

SYNOPSIS

For Ian Golovin, the death of his father is the chance at a new life outside his native country. As he prepares to leave and bid farewell to his sister, he is forced to face his decision — why he is always blindly moving forward and what he is leaving behind.

  • Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 2019 *Special Mention of the Jury
  • Festival de courts-métrages – Images en Vue, 2019
  • Torino Short Film Market, 2019
  • Berlinale | Generation 14plus, 2020 *Special Mention of the Jury
  • Québec en Court – Market Screening – Festival International de court-métrage à Clermont-Ferrand, 2020
  • REGARD | Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, 2020
  • Gala Prends ça court!, 2020 *Coupe du court MELS Award, Shorts TV Award, AQCC Award, ARRQ Award et Special mention of the Jury
  • Taos Shortz Film Festival, 2020
  • Atlanta Film Festival, 2020
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Mecal Pro – Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, 2020
  • Red Sea International Film Festival – SOUK Market Video Library, 2020
  • Festival International de Courts de Lyon FILMORAMAX, 2020
  • Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2020
  • Court d’un Soir, 2020 *Best Quebec Short Award
  • Short Waves Festival, 2020
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2020
  • Curtas Vila do Conde, 2020
  • Kiki International Film Festival for Kids, 2020
  • Palm Spring ShortFest, 2020
  • DC Shorts, 2020
  • Off-Courts Trouville, 2020
  • Berlin Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Mostra de curtmetrages De Mabuse, 2020
  • Thessaloniki Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Odessa International Film Festival, 2020 *Best Ukrainian Short Film
  • Shorts Mexico, 2020
  • Nashville Film Festival, 2020
  • Encounters Film Festival, 2020
  • Les Rencontres Cinnessone, 2020
  • Cinemagic Belfast, 2020
  • Miami Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Cinefest Sudbury, 2020
  • Annual Aarhus Festival, 2020
  • Tirana International Film Festival, 2020
  • Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Festival Equinoxio, 2020
  • Best of Festival – La Ciotat, 2020
  • Film Fest Gent, 2020
  • Cork International Film Festival, 2020
  • Shorts That Are Not Pants, 2020
  • Festival Tous Courts d’Aix en Provence, 2020
  • Cinema on the Bayou, 2021
  • Festival Plein(s) Écran(s), 2021 *Plein(s) Écran(s) Award
  • Carrousel Rimouski International Film Festival, 2021

CAST

  • Ian Golovin – OLEKSANDR RUDINSKIY
  • Masha – DASHA PLAHTIY
  • Anna Golovin – MARIIA STOPNYK

CREW

  • Director : Mathieu Grimard
  • Producers : Simon Corriveau-Gagné & Mathieu Grimard (Golovin Films)
  • Line Producer : Serhiy Solodko
  • Director of Photography : Ariel Méthot
  • Sound : Natasha Avramenko
  • Sound Design : Francois Bélanger
  • Editing : Mathieu Grimard

BIOGRAPHY

Mathieu Grimard is a self-taught writer and director, born in 1988 in Montreal, Canada. His storytelling gets its style from youth culture and the human experience. Math has directed over 40 music videos plus campaigns for Lancôme, Toyota, P&G and more.
His early work was exceptional in its experimental visuals, brought to life in shorts ‘Fleurs: Between Us Two’ and ‘Gomme’.
Set in Eastern Europe, ‘Goodbye Golovin’ is his latest — exploring life, leaving home and the loss of belonging.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

GOODBYE GOLOVIN | 2019 | fiction | 14 min | QUEBEC

FLEUR : BETWEEN US TWO | 2017 | experimental | 3 min | QUEBEC

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