Iceland Out of Eurovision

Iceland will not perform at Saturday’s Eurovision grand final after failing to make it through the semi-final in Vienna last night.

Icelandic Film Premiere at Cannes

The Icelandic film Rams is to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today. It has been selected for the Un Certain Regard category at the world-famous festival—the first Icelandic film to compete in the category since Sódóma Reykjavík in 1993, RÚV reports.

Venetians Encouraged to Boycott Iceland

Organizers of the Icelandic entry to the Venice Biennale say they fear protests today, following a campaign encouraging locals to boycott Iceland and Icelandic products and calling upon the Icelandic government to apologize.

Archaeologists Believe Monks Did Not Share Churches

Ongoing archaeological research into old monastic cloisters in Iceland is indicating that parish churches were not also used as churches for the cloisters, as had usually been assumed. It appears the monks preferred to build their own churches or chapels.