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Director Wes Anderson 'inspired by fantasy romance'

17 May 2012 Last updated at 09:24 BST

Wes Anderson has opened this year's Cannes Film Festival with his new movie Moonrise Kingdom - a tale of childhood romance set against the backdrop of a scouting camp.

He told The BBC's Rebecca Jones that the film's plot was inspired by his own "12-year-old romance that didn't happen".

He said he combined his fantasy with a backdrop of an "isolated summer community" in an America that "no longer exists".