one like him

Mithli  مثلي (The one who loves the one like him)

Short Fiction // BFI Funded // Jordan // 2021


Frameline Festival (San Francisco, BAFTA qualifying); Best of Film Hub North (BFI); Leeds International Film Festival; North East International Film Festival (“Best LGBTQ+ Film”, UK); Roze Filmdagen LGBTQ+ Festival (Amsterdam); Xposed Queer Festival (Berlin); Fragments (London); KASHISH Queer Festival (Mumbai); Film Pride (Brighton); Fringe! Queer Arts and Film Festival (London); Mill Valley Film Festival (San Francisco)

Teaser “one like him”

A single moment changed Karim’s life and that of his childhood friend Ramzi. Twenty years later, Karim must find a way to tell his first love the truth about what really happened. “one like him” depicts three versions of a conversation on repeat which becomes increasingly surreal until Karim and his best-laid plans spin dangerously out of control. 

Writer – Tareq Baconi
Writer & Director – Caitlin McLeod
Producer – Jessica Palmarozza

Cast: Kais Nashef, Loai Noufi, Mohammad Nizar, Hamzeh Mahadin

Co-Producers – Ziad Sunna, Yanal Kassay
Camera: Giulia Schelhas
Production Designer – Rand Abdul Nour
Editor – Jad Dani Ali Hasan
Costume Designer – Phaedra Dahdaleh

Sound: Harry Parsons
Composer – Zeina Azouqah
First Assistant Director – Leen Hamarneh

For the BFI:

Executive Producer Roxy Mckenna
Project Coordinator Ruth Thompson