The Phillippines is a country of raw and dangerous emotion, some searing slice of it captured in the controversial and electrifying Red Diaries (2001). The film’s explicit sensuality and hardcore storytelling catapulted 18-year-old sprite Assunta de Rossi to instant stardom in her homeland and made director Maryo J. De los Reyes a force to be reckoned with. Basically three stories connected by the comely tit-bit that is Assunta de Rossi, Red Diaries delves into the dynamics of love triangles, the parallel universe of wet-dream fantasy and the gritty reality of a battered wife who exacts a fitting vengeance. Dynamic, engaging and exotic, Red Diaries is a volume of hot entries.