Ricardo Lee (born as March 19, 1948) is a Filipino screenwriter, journalist, novelist, and playwright. He has written more than 180 film screenplays since 1973, earning him more than 70 trophies from various award-giving bodies, including three life achievement awards from the Cinemanila International Film Festival, the Gawad Urian, and the PMPC respectively. He is also the recipient of 2015 UP Gawad Plaridel, as well as one of the Gawad CCP awardees for 2015. And this 2018, Gawad Dangal ni Balagtas awardee, Apolinario Mabini Achievement awardee, Special Citation for ABS-CBN Walk On Water Awards and recently awarded as one of the CAMERA OBSCURA awardees by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. As a screenwriter, he has worked with many Filipino film directors, most notably with Lino Brocka, Marilou Diaz-Abaya and Ishmael Bernal. Many of his films have been screened in the international film festival circuit in Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, among others.
Films & Séries
2 Films · 1 Séries
Après un accident de voiture tragique, Gabby se retrouve dans un triangle amoureux avec le fantôme de son fiancé et une amie cherchant plus qu'une relation platonique.
Trip to Quiapo
Le maitre conteur Ricky Lee donne vie à son manuel d'écriture de scénarios Trip To Quiapo. La série masterclass-narrative combine des leçons sur la narration avec des leçons de vie précieuses par le b...
Dans un monde où les gens errent dans le monde entier pour survivre et aucune maison ne peut plus être appelée maison, trois âmes seules sans racines essaient de se connecter..
In the 1940s, Anna, Doris, and Ditas are patients afflicted with Hansen’s Disease (or widely known as leprosy) who live in Culion at a time when the disease is practically a life sentence. No cure has...
Born with both male and female genitals, but raised like a boy by his conservative family, Adam goes through all the things prepubescent boys go through, including a fascination with strange animals h...
Bes and the Beshies
It tells the story of four friends: a single mom hoping to complete her family, a martyr wife who will do anything to keep her family from falling apart, a mistress who is desperate to have her own fa...
A security guard jumps to the other side of the fence and turns to crime when his meager pay is not enough to keep his wife and children by his side. How far will he go to secure his future and what w...
Father Greg, a diocesan priest, is reassigned to a parish up in the mountains. He embarks on a mission to help solve the crime, a mission which leads him to the discovery of his own personal salvation...
Ringgo: The Dog Shooter
This is a story of the journey of 3 souls heading towards healing and redemption. RINGGO is a 16-year old boy who works as a dog-shooter (the one who assists in mating the dogs with breed -- he will s...
Buy Now, Die Later
Cinq personnes sont si désespérées pour quelque chose qu'ils feront n'importe quoi pour l'obtenir. Personne n'a mentionné que leur rêve leur coûtera la vie quand ils obtiendront finalement ce qu'ils v...
A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, y...
A mentally-challenged guy was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher. And as Amanda, Julian, and Ronald try to mount a convincing defense, they discover soon that they're all connected in m...
Orphan Carding (Adrian Cabido) befriends Army Captain Samuel Corazon (Allen Dizon), who’s stationed in his town to root out the remaining Huk guerrillas. At the dance hall, Corazon woos dancer Laurian...
The film splits itself between two timelines. In 2006, Ada is basing her thesis on a massacre that occurred twenty years prior in a village called Acacia. Her mother Cecilia was part of a fact-finding...
The Palawan Script
A man gets involved with two mystic sisters who happened to save him from dying ashore.
An erotic, psychological drama-thriller set on the gritty streets of Raon, Quiapo, Manila - a third world commercial avenue where everything from dildos, car parts and home accessories is available fo...
Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion
Shake, Rattle and Roll 14 : The Invasion is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Chito S. Roño. The film stars an ensemble casts including Janice de Belen, Herbert Bautista, Dennis Trillo, L...
A glimpse of what went on behind the making of the iconic Ishmael Bernal film.
Fifteen years ago, Violy Langit (Eugene Domingo), an owner of a small funeral parlor, learns that she is suffering from a medical condition that requires her to undergo a hysterectomy. All her life, s...
From the director who gave us Tanging Yaman, Laurice Guillen, is back with another heart-warming family drama which teaches us about love, faith and life. Sa ‘Yo Lamang stars Lorna Tolentino, Bea Alon...
Le film met l'accent sur un commentateur radiophonique et son conflit avec un ancien camarade de classe qui est un maire de banlieue. L'histoire de l'homme de radio est parallèle à l'histoire d'un étu...
A Filipino drama directed by Maryo J. De Los Reyes.
A story about an old woman, a cool hip Lola who likes the color Fuchsia, must deal with her old siblings in matters of life.
Don't Turn Around
Wag Kang Lilingon is a twin-bill horror movie In the first story "Uyayi," Anne plays Melissa, a young nurse with a bright future ahead of her. But will the future turn to her favor as strange and viol...
Actuellement interprète le plus populaire dans un club gay aux Philippines (bien qu'il est patronisé par un tas de femmes hétérosexuelles oggling), Dwight (Tyron Perez) a un béguin pour une fille coll...
In da Red Corner
Doring is a 24-year old girl who is engaged in a sport that is not common to Filipino women-boxing. This in her desire to alleviate her family from poverty which is slowly devouring them. Her mother I...
The Son of Brocka
It is about a group of investigative journalists from a sub-par TV station who accidentally scores a scoop that a 21-year-old boy is looking around for his identity… he claims to be the son of the lat...
Inya, a heroine of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese during World War II, recalls events involving her husband Edilberto and their childhood friend Ignacio, a transvestite who, masqueradi...
Wherever You Are
The story of two sisters (Lilia and Trining), who have adopted three children (Lilia adopted Pilar and Joven, Trining adopted Ito). Trouble, lies and violence ensues as Lilia's children fall in love, ...
Summoning his younger brother Andrew to the city of Dubai, the financially stable Raffy a Filipino citizen who's spent several years overseas hopes his sibling can find work so that they can finally m...
Liberated 2 essays the journey of four modern characters from excelling in sex to knowing how to love. Through games and wild adventures, our protagoinsts come to realize that liberation is not just f...
I Will Survive
Four disparate friends one a homosexual strive to be wonderful spouses and parents, yet despite good intentions, they all struggle with personal dramas. While Cynthia and her husband are no longer int...
After enduring a troubled childhood, a woman struggles to find herself in this provocative tale about life's vagaries and ultimate redemption. The film follows the emotional journey of Sabel, a comple...
So... Happy Together
Talkative Lianne and colorful gay Osmond become fast friends when they meet at the first Gay Pride Parade in Malate in the early 80's. For the next thirty-plus years of their lives, they'll do everyth...
Then and Now
Joey comes home after nearly a decade of living in the States. With Joey back, the four friends find themselves complete again they reminisce on the good old times, marvel at the changes in each other...
If You Were a Dream
Rosalie rides the MRT everyday and she becomes infatuated with the handsome man on the billboard. She talks to his picture intently every day until to her surprise the image comes to life. At the same...
Ooops, Teka Lang... Diskarte Ko 'To!
Dario is a disgruntled ex-cop who gets discharged from his job two years ago when he obeys the order of his superior, Superintendent Villa to take the syndicate master, Johnny Estrella to a safe-house...
A Filipino romantic movie directed by Rowell Santiago.
An intelligent and witty teacher offers hope and inspiration to people around her, even though she fails to find happiness in her own life.
Jimmy Pizaras’ ultimate goal in life is to kill the drug lord Johnny Morales to avenge the death of his daughter Annie and cousin Congressman Santos. Jimmy devised several plans to execute his goal. B...
Huwag Kang Kikibo...
a film by Gil Portes.
A ritual performed by women to invoke the gods to grant the blessing of fertility by dancing around a Balete tree that was already a century old.
Ahmad belongs to the Bangsamoro people. While many of his kind are bent on fighting, thinking that Mindanao is only for the Muslims, Ahmad prefers to live a simple and peaceful life. He works as a doc...
After working in Hong Kong for a decade to support her family, Josie (Vilma Santos) returns home to find her children's lives in ruins. Since their father's death five years ago, her daughters (Claudi...
Minsan, Minahal Kita
Experiencing problems in their marriages, two people (Sharon Cuneta, Richard Gomez) unexpectedly meet and fall and love.
A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and ...
The Film Biker
Gregory (Piolo Pascual) bikes his way through the streets of Manila and transports film reels from one theater to another giving “extra service” to its patrons. He lives with his grandfather (Koko Tri...
'Di Puwedeng Hindi Puwede
Carding is an ex-convict trying to start anew outside the bars and got a job as a taxi driver. However, just as he swore not to get involved in any illegal activities, a young woman Kristine rented hi...
Every Friday, Abigail religiously consults Madame Lola, a fortune teller. The old shrewd lady takes advantage of Abigail’s extreme grip on superstition by giving her signs about the perfect man for he...
Bulaklak ng Maynila
A woman who falls under the sway of a crime boss plots to bring him down after a horrible betrayal in this drama from the Philippines. Azun (Elizabeth Oropesa) is a wife and mother living in a dangero...
Fredo (Cesar Montano) is a fisherman who has endured more than his share of hardship in life; his wife and child both perished in a boating accident, and today Fredo approaches each trip to the sea wi...
Harry quitte Olongapo, l'ancien site des bases américaines, avec son meilleur ami James. Ils finissent à Manille où ils trouvent bientôt du travail comme danseurs macho dans un bar gay dirigé par Mama...
Accused of treason, Dr. Jose P. Rizal awaits trial and meets with his colonial government-appointed counsel, Luis Taviel de Andrade. The two build the case and arguments for the defense as significant...
Be careful what you wish for… otherwise you will suffer the same fate of this group of young people who are overtly fun-loving and death defying adventure seekers. As they decide to take a quick break...
When Annie sets her sights on her co-worker Ron she gets a few drinks in him at an office party and then has her way with him in car. A few weeks later she's expecting and is ready to set up housekeep...
Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang?
Bujoy and Ned are childhood best friends. They stick with each other like a family. However, as time goes by Bujoy fell in love with Ned, who she thinks is the only person who accepts her imperfection...
Curacha, Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga
A story about a torera (a live sex performer) who finds herself trapped in an anomalous game of association between sex, life and death, and its political equivalent of sleaze, subservicence and power...
Wala Ka Nang Puwang Sa Mundo
Après de nombreuses années d'emprisonnement, Miguel est finalement libéré. Le jour de sa libération, Miguel se promet une vie pure et honnête pour récupérer la famille qu'il a perdue lors de son incar...
Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin?
Lisa Reyes and Mike Reyes lives a happy life with a with a great family until one day when the promotions in the company they both work for chose Lisa instead Mike to be promoted. Due to this event th...
NBI: The Mariano Mison Story
A Filipino police story about Mariano Mison one the head of bureau who investigated the Vizconde massacre.
Calvento Files The Movie
This movie has two episodes depicted from investigative crime show. Each episode speaks of grotesque deaths, betrayal, and the family members of the victims’ pursuit for justice. Episode 1 : Balintuwa...
Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie II
This second feature film based on the popular television series features two true legal cases. The first is of a nanny accused of kidnapping the child in her care, and the second is about how a rich f...
The Flor Contemplacion Story
The story of the Filipina domestic who was hanged in Singapore for allegedly killing her fellow maid is chronicled in a film which operates on various personal, social and political levels. Both contr...
Soldier of Honor
La marine américaine est sur le point de remettre sa plus grande installation à l'étranger à Subic Bay, aux Philippines, après près d'un siècle. C'est un moment de changement pour les deux pays et la ...
Lahar Paraisong Abo
In the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano dormant for more than 400 years, the residents of the whole town of San Simon in Pampanga was engulfed by dust and thick mudflow called la...
The loving and nurturing Mariel marries Edward after his first wife abandons him and their three children. Mariel strives to win the acceptance and affection of her new stepchildren, even as she tries...
In My Own Hands
Joven dela Rosa is an NBI officer who investigates The Catleya Killer case perpetrated by a man who preys married women. The killer tortures his victim to death and disposes the body at the sidewalk d...
Madonna and Child
A woman searching for the child she put up for adoption.
Nights of Serafina
"Anton, a wealthy logger marries Serafina, a woman from the slums of Manila. They move to Anton's house on a tropical island where they live with Anton's domineering and disapproving mother. Joey Gosi...
Hangga't May Hininga
Ellis gets imprisoned from trying to avenge the death of his brother, who helped him expose the illegal engagements of a military general. Ellis tries to recover from the tragedies in his life by bein...
A Filipino crime drama film directed by Toto Natividad.
Childhood friends Nonoy and Jenny set foot in Manila to pursue their college studies in UP. Nonoy gets his scholarship in school for being a member of their university running team. Despite his succes...
Kill Barbara with Panic
Barbara always gives way for her younger sister Ruth. Despite Ruth’s whims and demands, Barbara always finds a way to grant her sister’s wish. One day, Barbara meets and falls in love with Nick. The t...
Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie
The melding together of two separate stories that share a similar premise - each detail the account of a young Filipino woman who becomes a victim of sexual violence and takes her attacker to court.
Childhood friends Victor and Narding built their friendship in the street. At a very young age, they were partners performing dangerous activities. However, Narding heeds his foster parents’ request f...
Muling Umawit ang Puso
Muling Umawit ang Puso? is a 1995 Filipino film and an official entry to the 1995 Metro Manila Film Festival. This is the story of a popular singer-actress (Aunor) who went into seclusion after the tr...
Pangako Ng Kahapon
Trois sœurs à volonté forte sont confrontées à des choix difficiles..
Brothers Joel (Alex Del Rosario), Dennis (Grandong Cervantes) and Sonny (Lawrence David) work together as dancers at a low-rent gay bar in downtown Manila, in the Philippines. Despite his mother's ple...
Melissa, a successful advertising executive believed she has a perfect life with her husband Dodie and two children Vincent and Jenny. What she did not know is that her husband has fallen out of love ...
Kung Kailangan Mo Ako
They're two people whose paths are unlikely to cross. She's (Sharon Cuneta) a rich balikbayan who has returned home to do business; he's (Rudy Fernandez) a just released ex-convict who's trying to bui...
A happy marriage goes wrong when the husband is accused of raping his stepdaughter who eventually died. The wife, feeling hopeless from the courts, takes justice into her own hands.
Memories of Old Manila
A historian travels through time from the swampland that one day turned into the squalor that it has become in contemporary time.
Takbo... Talon... Tili!!!
Episode 1: Mahiwagang Banga Décapitée, assassinée et enterrée dans le pot, la sorcière a promis de revenir chercher vengeance.. Episode 2: Ang Lalaki sa Salamin Debora croit avec impatience qu'à minui...
Narito ang Puso Ko
A woman who regained back her veterinarian lover after their son was accidentally shot by the son of a prominent politician must do her best to regain back the life of his comatose son to bring back t...
Femme fatale causing death to anyone she ever crossed paths with.
Andrea, How Is It Like to Be a Mother?
Quand il est temps pour elle d'accoucher, Andrea, un insurgé communiste cherche refuge dans la ville à son meilleur ami Joyce. Quand le mari d'Andrea serait tué, elle laisse temporairement son fils à ...
All Be Damned
A corrupt, lonely couple manipulates a naive, young couple using money, power, and lies.
A plot of love, lust, lies and revenge intertwine in one hot summer where multiple fates collide: Janine, a rich socialite returning home to the Philippines with her parents after the death of the fam...
It Started from the Heart
A young college student is in a heated affair with his college professor. He attempts revenge after being stricken with grief and resentment by his professor's mother, and takes revenge on his profess...
A teenage boy befriends a starlet who is having an affair with an ambitious mayor. As the elections are coming up, the mayor's wife wants him to get rid of his mistress. The starlet agrees to stop the...
After years of hiding from a cruel, suspicious society on the land, a mermaid, Dyesebel returns and falls in love with a man named Fredo. However, she becomes the target of Fredo's jealous ex girlfrie...
Ang Bukas ay Akin! (Langit ang Uusig)
This drama is based on the serialized comics of Nerissa Cabral.
Abandonné par son amant américain, un bel adolescent des montagnes voyage à Manille dans un effort pour soutenir sa famille. Avec un garçon d'appel populaire comme son mentor, Paul entre dans le monde...
Beyond the Mainstream: A Salute to Philippine Independent Cinema
With interviews with National Artists Lamberto Avellana and Lino Brocka and myriad talents from the Mowelfund community such as Nick Deocampo and Raymond Red, Beyond Mainstream documents the robust en...
After the death of her father, Nelia (Jaclyn Jose) goes to find her mother and discovers that she owns a whorehouse.
Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita
A young woman, Cristy (Snooky Serna), must reconcile the choices she makes for her future with the demands of her overbearing mother, Rosa (Susan Roces), in this intricate Filipino drama. When Cristy'...
Trois pauvres filles des provinces des Philippines sont attirées vers la grande ville. À Manille, ils sont piégés pour travailler dans le commerce du sexe.
Silip - Daughters of Eve
Dans un petit village côtier perdu au bout du monde vit Tonya, une jeune femme névrosée qui rejette ses pulsions et se retranche derrière un credo religieux qu'elle tente de transmettre au reste d'une...
Alias: Baby Tsina
Baby Tsina a famous underworld figure during the 50's who acquired the nickname because of her ivory skin and slanting eyes. She led the police in a frenetic chase before she was convicted for murder....
Of the Flesh
A groom takes his city bride to his hometown to settle in his father's house. Struck by her uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, the patriarch is driven to lust after his daughter-in-law. When things...
Gabi Kung Sumikat Ang Araw
A cursed woman who is beautiful woman at night but transforms into a hukluban, an aging old woman, by sunrise. Immortal, the woman can only hope for true love to break the curse.
Joey, Kathy, Sylvia and Maritess are not only classmates they are the best of friends. Joey is a drug user who sleeps around. Kathy is a mediocre singer who will stop at nothing to fulfill her dream ...
Cain & Abel
In this modern-day version of the biblical legend on Cain and Abel, strong-willed matriarch Señora Pina favors her younger son Ellis over the older Loren whom she blames for the death of her husband. ...
Emil, a young executive, and his mistress Marilou, a planetarium guide, decide to be live-in partners. In the process, they discover each other's failing, which result in the strain in their relations...
When plain orphan Elsa begins having visions of the Virgin Mary, the rest of the residents of her isolated village find themselves questioning their own beliefs and values. Soon, Elsa is healing peopl...
Al is a balikbayan who returns to his former hometown where his mother is buried. There he meets his childhood friend Cristy who works as a counselor for family planning. Eventually they develop a rom...
Ito Ba ang Ating mga Anak?
A motion picture about about a group of lost and confused youth.
Mel Chionglo's directorial debut revolves around a mother and daughter who play the rules of the game in the world by selling their bodies for the desires of flesh.
The story starts as a seemingly simple crime of passion, Jimmy, the persistent suitor, is stabbed to death by Salome, the young and pretty wife of Kario, an ordinary farmer. But as the story unfolds,...
Manila by Night
La vie nocturne cachée des gens ordinaires vivant à Manille dévoile. Les amoureux et les familles entrent en conflit alors qu'ils vivent dans les rues, en proie à la drogue et à la prostitution. Ce fi...
Une femme qui a tué son mari et deux autres hommes dans un appartement à Manille devient la plus récente sensation médiatique. Dans un choc post-traumatique, elle refuse de communiquer avec quelqu'un....
a film by Gil Portes.
Poldo, a lowly security in a publishing firm, dreams to be rich. He becomes the personal bodyguard to his employer's son, Sonny, when he impresses the latter with his courage and skills during a quarr...
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