“Palindromo” is a short film that is symmetric in time and space. A scientist connects the present and the future through a time machine. Will he be able to communicate? In its two-minute runtime, “Palindromo” explores human themes such as ambition and taking shortcuts, borrowing its narrative devices from the science-fiction short stories of the golden age. Science itself is commented upon, as a collective achievement rather than an isolated effort, all among the present-day challenges of personal communication hindered by time-limited connections and contactless barriers.