The film, which begins with the funeral of the protagonist of Welcome to the Dollhouse, tells us the story of Aviva, her younger cousin, who wishes to have a child. Wicked and at times unpleasant, Solondz sharpens his game to the limit, evoking contrasting feelings between guilty laughter and purifying rejection.


Titles: Palindromes
Year: 2004
Runtime: 100′
Country: USA
Direction: Todd Solondz
Screenplay: Todd Solondz
Cast: Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Cinematography: Tom Richmond
Genre: Drama

Wins and nominations

2004: Venice Film Festival
2005: Independent Spirit Awards – Nominated for Productors Award