Ancient Rome from 305 AD to 325 AD, in all its blood, grit and pageantry. The central figure of 4th century Rome is Constantine. The story of Rome is told through his eyes and actions – the palace intrigues, the double-crosses, the battles and triumphs.
NICAEA is also the story of Christianity – enduring brutal Roman repression, physical and metaphysical struggle and eventually coming together at the Council of Nicaea to emerge as a powerful political and cultural entity. The broad themes of the movie are passage and journey as the characters and audience travel to a new place, arriving at a new understanding.