Working with Made In Dagenham director Nigel Cole was "an absolute dream", actress Amara Karan has said.
The Calendar Girls filmmaker's new movie All In Good Time, which has debuted at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the city's film festival, stars Amara and Reece Ritchie as newlyweds for whom married life is proving far from straightforward.
Amara, who starred alongside Owen Wilson in The Darjeeling Limited, as well as playing Peaches in St Trinian's, said of Nigel: "He is a sensational director and he, I feel, just knows how to get the best out of anybody in any department. I think in this film you see all the departments come together in such a special way.
"I loved working with him, he is a very calm, warm, friendly person and I felt secure with his direction of the film - and that is quite a big deal."
Set in Bolton, the film is an adaptation of the stage show Rafta Rafta by East is East writer Ayub Khan-Din, and also stars Meera Syal and Harish Patel.
Reece, who has also appeared in The Lovely Bones and Prince Of Persia - The Sands Of Time, said: "I find it really hard to call it a comedy, because my character doesn't see it as a comedy at all - it's not funny for him, for obvious reasons. But it is very funny.
"It's also got a kind of antithesis to it as well, and it's quite dark in a lot of ways.
"We watched it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and and people were laughing and walked out with smiles on their faces. That's a warm buzz, to see that, it's really nice actually."
All In Good Time is set for general release in May.