can be mentioned in the same breath as King Lear.
At least there's this theme in common:
King Lear is precisely the history of the definition of a soul by circumstance.— Lionel Trilling,
The Poet as Hero: Keats in His Letters, The Opposing Self, Uniform Edition, p. 41.
Trilling also writes:
[Keats] stands as the last image of health at the very moment when the sickness of Europe began to be apparent. — Ibid., p. 43.
Not the last, though not in Europe.
So what Peter Bradshaw wrote of you only sounds absurd:
I defy anyone to watch [Tokyo Story] and not feel simply overwhelmed with a kind of love for Hara – however absurd that may sound.