This paper discusses two of the films by Clement Virgo after his famous but controversial Rude: The Planet of Junior Brown and Love Come Down. I argue that what makes the film meaningful is exactly the emotional elements conveyed through its narrative method, emotional segments, mood cue and sticky cultural signs. These emotional elements help convey the characters' memories, present their experiences and choices for the viewers to sympathize with. Moreover, they serve to construct the films' emotional third space: the “home” the characters reject and/or construct. Through the use of narrator, color, music, as well as cultural signs such as piano, dancing and sugarcane plantation, the emotional third spaces cross the boundaries between reality and imagination, present and past, allow the latter to enrich and/or explain the former, so that the characters can establish themselves again in these spaces, where the viewers also enjoy some hermeneutical freedom in interpreting the cultural signs.