Transfixing, Ito's visual language is infused with such an assured dynamism and yet there is such an elegance to many of his formal arrangements that Stable Beast manages to wonderfully evoke the melancholy that rests beneath the enrapturing formal panache and rebellious spirit. The confined spatiality of the early entries in the Female Scorpion series takes on a natural progression with Beast Stable, moving entirely to the open urban plane of the city, expanding on its themes of sexual violence and gender imbalance by enlarging the arena to craft a grand mosaic. The blue-hued cityscape and neon-soaked alleyways of the urban vistas exhibit the same anguish, anger, desolation, and retribution but Beast Stable is told through a more somber lens of collective feminine trauma. The sadness that permeates throughout this film is palpable, this milieu of these women feels insurmountable. The pervasive effects of sexual violence, the collective female consciousness, and retributive justice told with such command of the visual medium that is cinema
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