A Question of the Heart


South Africa / 1995 / 26mins / Drama / English

When a young man is killed by tsotsis, his unidentified body is brought to the hospital where a famous white surgeon uses his heart for a transplant. His father later goes to the hospital looking for him and has to deal with the grief of losing a son and the spiritual consequences of burying his child without a heart.

About the Director

Revel Fox

Revel Fox is a filmmaker from Cape Town who has worked in film and television in South Africa and the UK for a few decades. He is perhaps best known to South Africans as the director of the award-winning film about a young trapeze artist, The Flyer (2005). After graduating from the London National Film and Television School, Revel worked as a director and editor in the UK until 1994. Since his return to South Africa, he has directed numerous drama series and documentaries for South African television. His first feature film, The Flyer, was released in 2005 and shown at numerous film festivals around the world. His other works include A Question of the Heart (1995), Jozi-H - Rites of Passage (2007) and Long Street (2009). Learn More