In this section of our Colossus Movie Guide for Aftersun, we answer questions you have about the movie. If you’re curious about plot explanations, meanings, themes, lessons, motifs, symbols, or just confused by something, ask and we’ll do our best to answer.
- Paul Mescal – Calum
- Frankie Corio – young Sophie
- Celia Rowlson-Hall – adult Sophie
- Sally Messham – Belinda
- Brooklyn Toulson – Michael
- Spike Fearn – Olly
- Harry Perdios – Toby
- Ruby Thompson – Laura
- Ethan James Smith – Scott
- Kayleigh Coleman – Jane
- Charlotte Wells – Writer and director
Aftersun | Questions and Answers
What is the significance of the rave/nightclub scene?
In truth, we don’t know for certain if there was a real-life instance involving Calum a rave scene. The movie doesn’t provide that information. But, in my opinion, it’s more likely that the rave simply serves as a visual metaphor for Sophie’s relationship with her father. The rave scene takes place during Sophie’s dream, as we see her wake up in bed following one of the scenes. This leads me to believe it’s a repeated dream that haunts her as she tries to understand her father’s depression and why he took his own life.
For a much more detailed discussion of the rave scene and Aftersun‘s ending, check out our Ending Explained section.
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