The Last Life of Otelma the Divine

The Last Life of Otelma the Divine

by Luca Ferri

Marco Belelli, aka Divino Otelma, is a well-known Italian philosopher and television personality. He has 6 degrees and owes his notoriety to his past career as a magician, chansonnier, politician. He is also the founder of the Theurgical Order of Elios and the Church of the Living, a cult with more than 20,000 followers, in which he has the role of a
self-proclaimed God. Obstructed in the first stages of its production by the Covid-19 pandemic, the film unfolds over one long year of exchanges at distance between the director and the “Divine”, through Skype conversations in which the manifold topics relating to his multifaceted existence are treated. Significant figures who have been variously connected with his earthly life are also involved in this long journey of knowledge, contributing with their precious testimonies and blurring further our understanding of such a complex and layered figure.

Country: Italy
Year: 2022
Running time: 98'
Format: DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Genre: documentary
Editing: Andrea Miele
Music: Divino Otelma
Produced by: Andrea Zanoli per Lab 80 Film
Distribution: Lab 80 Film