The whole scene is the plaster finally being torn off the nagging wound. All these years and Ellen still cannot pronounce his name. She's clearly been a good actress, both literally and figuratively.
After Rose learns about her father — an archeologist named Peter (Aiden Guillen) — Julie and her bobbed wig take over. Having put her disguise on, she's taking off the masks of others quicker and quicker: Ellen's daughter learns about the existence of a sister, Peter uncovers that a girl he's almost raped shares his blood (yes, we talk about Rose), Peter's wife finds out her husband is a cheater and an offender.
Being Julie, Rose awakens herself from the life-long dream. Concealing the truth from others, she's in fact revealing her true self. So is it really "Rose plays Julie" or "Julie has been playing Rose for too long"?
No doubt, one of the main issues raised in the movie is sexual assault. Here it is closely connected to the identity crisis. Ellen tries to put not just Julie but a part of herself to adoption. She tries to get rid of the past, yet it comes crawling back. Pregnancy, Peter's impunity, — everything is being thoroughly neglected. Neglected not because of ignorance but because of pain and desperate desire to live on. Putting masks on seems to be a decent painkiller. Finding out the same man tried to assault your daughter — a strong side-effect.
We're going further and further down the blood brick road. Blood is flowing through an entire movie. Peter, crying over a corpse of deer he's just "released" from suffering, is a scene so uncanny, it makes your guts tighten up. The next one released will be Peter himself.
Attempted by Rose, murder is completed by Ellen. A cold dish of revenge she warms up with an intense conversation with her assaulter. Having met him at THE place after more than 20 years, she reminds Peter of every detail of that day. Ellen opens up about feeling ashamed, "dirty", unable to speak up.