When Tickling Is About More Than Laughs

This film starts with a search for laughter and ends up far, far away from where its director would have ever predicted.

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With a title like Tickled, you might expect a playful, funny film filled only with giggles and perhaps a little writhing. But we are here to report that the new documentary, co-directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, offers far more intrigue than its name might imply.

We don't want to give anything away, so we'll leave it to Farrier to explain how he first stumbled upon competitive tickling—and what inspired him to keep exploring, until he found a world far stranger than he ever imagined.

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