Noted for its innovative cinematic techniques and stylized look (contributed by members of the avant-garde movement), director Marcel L'Herbier's silent melodrama stars opera singer Georgette Leblanc as title anti-heroine Claire Lescot, a pleasure-seeking diva who uses and discards one lover after another in her mansion on the outskirts of Paris. When one ex-paramour apparently takes his own life, Claire is forced to confront her actions. With Jaque Catelain, Philippe Hériat. 122 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; featurettes. Silent with music score.